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by powersnacks
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Random pics of piled tea
Replies: 17
Views: 1363

Re: Random pics of piled tea

Wow, thank you!! What a great stash you have! I appreciate finally being able to get a glance at it all :D

Have you bought multiples of nearly every tea you own? It's amazing seeing so many tuos in one spot :D
by powersnacks
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot
Replies: 32
Views: 2246

Re: Collecting "falling out of love with pu'er" stories from Blogspot

@Maerskian seconding the request for pictures! I have been following along with your story of stockpiling tea for a bit. Some pictures would be amazing. I am greatly curious and enjoy your updates very much.
by powersnacks
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online tea sale to support The Steeping Room
Replies: 15
Views: 2184

Re: Online tea sale to support The Steeping Room

Just picked up a bunch of samples. I am jealous of anyone that lives near this spot!! They have a really cool and legitimately interesting selection.
by powersnacks
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

Since we're on the subject of iron and tea brewing. I am curious if anyone knows whether or not a noticeable amount of the iron in the "iron rich" water from a tetsubin (or iron egg containing kettle) will actually be absorbed by the body after having brewed tea. I've been reading a bit about how t...
by powersnacks
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

powersnacks Apart from the rust, if you enjoy the added value of iron to your water, I would on the other hand want to avoid the flavour contamination of a plastic water kettle :mrgreen: Could it be that the rust is from the egg and attaches itself to the stainless? I'd also be concerned if the boi...
by powersnacks
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

Also, that iron egg is probably messing up the plastic kettle because it's sitting on the heating element. It's conducting heat from the element to the plastic wall. I believe that! For the first brew of the day, I can wedge the egg to the side. But after pouring water, the egg slides forward :lol:
by powersnacks
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

Interesting product. Thank you for sharing! I'd be more careful about the plastic kettle getting melted by the egg though, since iron can get really hot! I am also worried about this. In fact, I think that's the main reason I'd switch over to a testsubin (instead of just doing this forever)! But......
by powersnacks
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Making fake tetsubin water for cheap - just add iron egg!

For a while I have wondered about the "tetsubin water" phenomena. I talked with a few tetsubin users who all believe that tetsubin water is better. Even James from TeaDB claims that the water is better, but isn't able to describe it. To find out more, I bought this iron egg on Amazon . For two weeks...
by powersnacks
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to brew Bigfoot Style (Illustrated)
Replies: 3
Views: 927

How to brew Bigfoot Style (Illustrated)

In this post I will demonstrate how to brew Bigfoot Style. Bigfoot Style is defined by Jason D in his review of the 2019 XG Sweet Ripe. Jason's method is quoted extensively in this post as I dutifully replicate this exciting new method for making tea. Shout out to the other fans of Jason D. in the t...
by powersnacks
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Anyone drinking the latest Liquid Proust Group Buy?

I am! My favorites so far are the sample from Nanxu factory and the 2003 bingdao
by powersnacks
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Adding powdered L-theanine to puer
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Adding powdered L-theanine to puer

I have been reading a lot of articles on tea lately on pubmed. Here's an interesting one that compares levels of caffeine an L-theanine across different types of teas: Theanine and Caffeine Content of Infusions Prepared from Commercial Tea Samples Lots has been said about L-theanine and tea before. ...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 3652

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

As an update here, I'll be continuing on soon with experiments using my new meat syringe. I just wanted to take a break from eating so much chicken for a couple days :D I am fascinated by the discussion here around the cha gao and grateful for your extra detail EarthMonkey . I don't have much to add...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments
Replies: 21
Views: 3652

Re: Xiaguan BBQ Chicken recipe experiments

Third experiment - Simple marinade vs no marinade For this, I marinaded 1 chicken thigh in the tea liquor for 12 hours. I also cooked a control-thigh with it to compare. ... The tea-thigh had the most subtle hint of sheng. even though you didn't get much tea flavor, it still looks delicious. my com...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style

Interesting, I had to look it up as well. Another strange yet to any European familiar leaf that can be prepared as a tea: Birch. Good for something obviously, but I forgot what it was... I think the only satisfyingly drink of what would be classified as herbal teas is a certain kind of Berber tea ...
by powersnacks
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style
Replies: 7
Views: 1695

Re: Brewing Yaupon gongfu style

My understanding is that its taste is meh, like clumsily roasted leaves. However, this is based on one person’s opinion. They followed up by saying it was a novelty. So, again, I’ve passed up on trying it. How would you describe the flavor and aroma? Very interesting Baisao ! Do you remember the le...