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by Shine Magical
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea

Looks very nice Shine Magical kind of like my marble table only lower to the ground and maybe longer. Your monochrome set up is a special choice, with tea leaves and liquor providing pops of color. Beautiful cups as well, where are they from, the thin white ones? From mudandleaves , perfect for gao...
by Shine Magical
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea
Replies: 21
Views: 861

Re: White marble and similar surface materials, and drinking tea

And here it is!
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by Shine Magical
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip

Here are a few more:
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I feel confident saying there's at least 1 tea plant somewhere in these photos. :D
by Shine Magical
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Taiwan/Hong Kong Trip

Overall my trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan was great! I really enjoyed my time in Taiwan and it gave me whispers of a past trip of Japan given some of the cultural influence. I enjoyed staying and hiking in Taroko Gorge - it was very beautiful. IMG_0628.jpeg I visited Wistaria tea house and enjoyed it....
by Shine Magical
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 807
Views: 68331

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I am drinking Li Shan oolong purchased from Geow Yong Tea in Taipei. It's the only tea I bought in Taiwan. It's the most expensive gaoshan I could find in Taipei and it's okay. It has a sweetness that lingers but its too sweet and lingers too faintly too deeply inside of the throat if that makes sen...
by Shine Magical
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: Hokujo vs Kobiwako clay

Has anyone tested which clay they prefer for sencha?
by Shine Magical
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 807
Views: 68331

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I’m glad you liked it and I look forward to our next tea session :)
by Shine Magical
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Lol, ecstatic dance is wonderful and so is high quality gaoshan. I've never bought from Floating Leaves because the prices were too low, but have been considering placing a small order this Spring to cement my opinion. Their Da Yu Ling and Hehuan Shan are both excellent. If you’re gonna get somethi...
by Shine Magical
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Lol, ecstatic dance is wonderful and so is high quality gaoshan.

I've never bought from Floating Leaves because the prices were too low, but have been considering placing a small order this Spring to cement my opinion.
by Shine Magical
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

I’ve had unroasted Ding Ding but it’s definitely an abnormality (and the one I had wasn’t worth trying). I don’t think anyone would classify it as gaoshan.
by Shine Magical
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

2. Bok is generally correct that there seems to be a logarithmic curve to the tea price and quality relationship where the increase in quality move up with the price until you get to the highest levels and the the price moves much more rapidly than the quality. But there are exceptions - quite a fe...
by Shine Magical
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Good quality gaoshan has "bright" notes that linger on the tip of my tongue. Lower quality tends to have one note and doesn't "pop." Interesting, also for winter harvest? Bright notes I would usually associate with Spring harvest only. Winter has more creaminess covering the throat (at least in my ...
by Shine Magical
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

Good quality gaoshan has "bright" notes that linger on the tip of my tongue. Lower quality tends to have one note and doesn't "pop."

I pretty much only drink the most expensive gaoshan I can find in the West so if I drink something of lower quality its really apparent.
by Shine Magical
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tea pets
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: Tea pets

Lol I like the polar bear
But it would probably stain in an unpleasant way over time
by Shine Magical
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Chaozhou/Shantou
Replies: 36
Views: 1661

Re: Chaozhou/Shantou

Bok wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:54 pm
I had posted this before, here again for the sake of collecting it in one place.

Will take a pic of my CZ kettle later.

This one is a modern pot without any additional glazing in authentic, CZ clay.
Reminds me of a potato but in a good way :lol: