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by Slurp
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking for one
Replies: 12
Views: 424

Re: Drinking for one

An electric kettle that will heat to a programmable temp would save you quite a bit of effort. Heat the water once, and it will keep it at temp for you. The trick is to find one without plastic - most of them seem to have plastic windows, washers or lids.
by Slurp
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

To address various points: 1. Yes, certain pesticides are allowed under Organic certification regimes. Each country has its own regulations as to what is permitted or not. In most cases those regulations are very restrictive. 2. Assuming you live in a country that has an established Organic scheme (...
by Slurp
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Organic, conventional, fertilized, and pesticide-free

I have a suspicion that organic isn't seen as such a big deal in Japan as it is over here. So it's probably not generally worthwhile to pursue organic certification even for those that practice organic farming anyway, except for larger farms and/or those that sell in the west. If it matters to you, ...
by Slurp
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 575

Re: Tea from Taiwan this season

Interesting. To what do you attribute the disappointment in this fall's harvest?
by Slurp
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

Yunomi isn't really a vendor per se, it's a marketplace through which dozens of different tea farms sell their teas. I find it more hit and miss than o-cha.com (which I recommend unhesitatingly), but has much better variety than what you can find on o-cha, particularly if you like (or want to try) l...
by Slurp
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

Instead of a club, have you considered sampler packs? Various vendors offer them. As an example: https://yunomi.life/products/the-ultimate-japanese-tea-sampler-with-free-standard-airmail?_pos=5&_sid=2c89bc263&_ss=r https://crimsonlotustea.com/collections/frontpage/products/puerhiodic-table-of-the-el...
by Slurp
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: High-quality tea subscriptions?
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: High-quality tea subscriptions?

The white2tea club is quite popular, but I believe it tends to be very much focused on white & puer teas.
by Slurp
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Authority
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Authority

The question that comes to my mind is "What is an authority"? We have access to far more information these days, but as Baisao relates, not all of those purporting to be experts actually are. Even more pernicious, so may "experts" are nothing more than paid shills. My background is music, and as a m...
by Slurp
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: storing to resteep next evening?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: storing to resteep next evening?

What I have heard is that it's best to keep the tea in such a way as to allow them to fully dry. The reason is that while many pathogens can thrive in damp, few can survive dry for any length of time. I'm not a doctor, so I can't vouch for the veracity of this, but it seems reasonable/plausible. Try...
by Slurp
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1900

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

Was that it? BF seemed rather underwhelming.
by Slurp
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1900

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

The 20% off posted earlier by Yunomi is now 33% (code BF33), plus heavily discounted shipping.
by Slurp
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 768
Views: 111856

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

thommes wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:05 pm
OMG... pu enhanced scotch. I'm going to do it! That's probably sacrilege here.
Aye, that be sacrilege. Ya mess with scotch, ya mess with Scotland!
by Slurp
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Yunnan Sourcing
Replies: 23
Views: 1137

Re: Yunnan Sourcing

If time is a concern, instead of loose leaf, why not just break off a week's worth from your cake on Sunday night/Monday morning, and take that into work in a baggie or container? I can't speak from personal experience, but it seems that YS house brand is generally well regarded. If it helps, these ...
by Slurp
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Black Friday 2019 deals?
Replies: 38
Views: 1900

Re: Black Friday 2019 deals?

FWIW, Yunomi has already posted what appear to be their "black friday" specials. Not spectacular, but worth a look. Teavivre did black friday last year. They're currently running a pre-black friday sale, which appears pretty underwhelming. Yunnan sourcing is currently (not really BF, but worth menti...
by Slurp
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 572
Views: 67263

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello World :) How long have you been drinking tea? Longer than I can remember, which doesn't say much, really. What kind of tea do you drink? Mostly Japanese. What tea knowledge are you interested in exploring right now? Teas from the world outside Japan, particularly China & Taiwan. And how Lipton...