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by octopus
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 4513

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

twt_reddit wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Do they usually have one?
I'm getting my budget ready.. :D

mod edit: this topic was initially asking about HY Chen, Lazy Cat Tea, and Tea Habitat specifically
Hi I can assure you lazy cat tea will have no sales : )
by octopus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 8601

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

Hey octopus, out of your teas, which ones would you recommend for someone ho has never had yancha before and wants to get a feel for what it should taste like? Edit: ooh just realized you have a tasting boxes! Now I gotta pick... hi to anyone i would recommend this tea to start out. It's specifical...
by octopus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?
Replies: 71
Views: 8601

Re: 2019 from Wuyi Origin?

A good way to taste and test the essence of any Yancha, is to keep the first rinse aside and drink it in the end. Like cupping a tea, this will show all the shortcomings of the tea. If it is a good tea it will be the best cup of the session! Good thing it comes last ;) good practice 👍 about shortco...
by octopus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 35
Views: 6886

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

Hi i don't drink these teas but i can report the advice of my friend who really only drinks green baozhong. In his experience tea does change a lot after few weeks of opening the bag and is not as good His solution and advice once opened the bag is to use those hard plastic tupperware like boxes th...
by octopus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening
Replies: 35
Views: 6886

Re: Green oolongs losing flavor within 2 weeks of opening

Hi i don't drink these teas but i can report the advice of my friend who really only drinks green baozhong. In his experience tea does change a lot after few weeks of opening the bag and is not as good His solution and advice once opened the bag is to use those hard plastic tupperware like boxes tha...
by octopus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1372
Views: 217293

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I see Old Ways Tea has several RouGui selections. Have you tried any other of their RouGui selections? Don’t know company, ordered much from them? I’ve been wondering what time of year it is harvested and how long it is aged before selling. Several reputable RouGui vendors have very short supplies ...
by octopus
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

I never measure anything, but it seems you might not use enough leaf. Usually with Yancha and Dancong I stuff a 60-90ml pot completely with leaves. Maybe Yancha a tiny tad less as the leaves are smaller and closer together unlike Dancong. I think you’re right. Will give that a try. What is a reason...
by octopus
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 52
Views: 7034

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

Kale wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:28 pm
LCSX and aged yancha always boiling 🔥
right answer brother.

in boil we trust.
by octopus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1372
Views: 217293

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

actually the other day I offered some yancha to a japanese guy who never had yancha and he really liked it because he said it reminded him of hojicha. it isn't such a crazy thing to associate Now I’m really curious so will get some high quality hojicha (any recommendations from members?). Which yan...
by octopus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1372
Views: 217293

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:02 pm
what looked like an oil slick on the surface of the liquor. It was not very impressed by it either. Any idea what causes foam and an oil slick?
could it be mineral residue from brewing with hard water?
by octopus
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1372
Views: 217293

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

actually the other day I offered some yancha to a japanese guy who never had yancha and he really liked it because he said it reminded him of hojicha. it isn't such a crazy thing to associate
by octopus
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 10380

Re: Yancha issues

what teas accessible to the west are above average quality? Easy for folks to say what’s not good in the west yes, sounds like common but superficial remarks. I can only imagine anyone saying that has either 1) never lived in PRC or other and therefore has no idea what "average quality" is for some...
by octopus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 10380

Re: Yancha issues

there are many common misconception in the world of yancha by some who maybe never went to wuyishan and probably never made tea. a very big misconception is confusing between roasting and oxidation, oxidation being arguably the first and most important step of yancha making but can rarely see some t...
by octopus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1372
Views: 217293

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:47 pm


EoT Half Hand Made RouGui_Yamada Sou_Taisuke Shiraiwa _L1010230_flt.jpg
I thats a really nice looking pot, no wonder is made by the sou. nice nice
by octopus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Musings on Dancong…
Replies: 86
Views: 18828

Re: Musings on Dancong…

yeah is fun in a way but after a few times is a bit time investment and although there is ok tea for sure is pretty hard to find something a bit special. I guess all tea markets in china are the same on different scale even if shanghai ones are kind of small. dusty "Bingdao" "xihu longjing" "dahong...