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by Slurp
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: My Favourite Teas are Pu'Er and...

fukamushicha and chumushicha.
by Slurp
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: NYTimes Article: Increasing Prices of The Great Wines

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Anyone drink wine that costs 60 cents a glass?
Never had two buck chuck? I wouldn't necessarily call it good, but it is wine. And not as bad as you might think for the price.
by Slurp
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Shippng
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Free Shippng

Also from marketing research that online buyer / consumer is not focusing on the value ( and consequently the price ) of the actual product but more than likely on total price has to be paid ( means incl. the shipping ) . That leads some vendors to run those free shipping concepts. You are correct ...
by Slurp
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount means Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Discount means Failure

The notion of "discount means failure", while once generally true, hasn't really been the case for a long time in the retail industry. Take, as example, JC Penney, a once-well-known retailer in the US. They offered such frequent discounts that their customers stopped shopping there except during sal...
by Slurp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine reduction in tea
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Caffeine reduction in tea

Gradually consume more caffeine, build up a tolerance, and become less sensitive. There is something to this concept, having partially grown up in Brazil and Argentina and drinking strong espresso / cafézinho my caffeine tolerance is high. This approach worked for me. For years I only drank decaf t...
by Slurp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffeine reduction in tea
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Caffeine reduction in tea

Youzi wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:04 am
Webley wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Is it possible to maybe reduce the amount of caffeine in tea by doing pre rinses before brewing. I have a caffeine sensitivity and would be interested if anyone had tried this.
You can just use less leaves. Then the caffein will be instantly less too.
So will the flavour.
by Slurp
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 110
Views: 13911

Re: Mei leaf

ML appears to be offering free shipping for first orders over $70. I am tempted to order a range of samples to see what the big deal is. For what it's worth, in past years they've offered both free shipping and discounts for Black Friday. I suspect they'll probably do the same this year. So, if you...
by Slurp
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you eat any snacks with your tea?
Replies: 40
Views: 2635

Re: Do you eat any snacks with your tea?

I'm not sure I would consider it a "snack" but it's customary in Japan to serve sweets with matcha.
by Slurp
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: What are your favorite places to buy online?
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: What are your favorite places to buy online?

If black teas are your thing, try https://www.vahdamteas.com/ . Regular prices are IMO a bit high for what you get, but they run some decent specials every now and again. If you're willing to go outside your comfort zone I second the suggestion earlier of https://www.o-cha.com/ , which offers some g...
by Slurp
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?
Replies: 24
Views: 2928

Re: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?

I guess my experience has been different from everyone else's. I've never refrigerated teas and haven't noticed any loss of flavor in unopened vacuum or nitrogen filled packets even for many months after purchase. How do you store your opened tea packages? Airtight tea tins, but once opened I'll dr...
by Slurp
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: How long does it take for oxygen to ruin tea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: How long does it take for oxygen to ruin tea?

I imagine it depends on the amount of oxygen. In a ziploc-resealable package or airtight storage container teas seem to stay good after opening for a month or two, probably more if you're not opening it every day to brew a cup. Disclaimer: my observations are based on sencha, not oolong.
by Slurp
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?
Replies: 24
Views: 2928

Re: Is refrigeration for Japanese green tea necessary?

I guess my experience has been different from everyone else's. I've never refrigerated teas and haven't noticed any loss of flavor in unopened vacuum or nitrogen filled packets even for many months after purchase.
by Slurp
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Looking for Puer teas that do not use pesticides, fungicides, and HERBICIDES.
Replies: 24
Views: 2938

Re: Looking for Puer teas that do not use pesticides, fungicides, and HERBICIDES.

Is that possible in any meaningful quantity? Even organic teas use fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, they just use organic-acceptable ones.
by Slurp
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best By Date
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Best By Date

Most teas have a "best when used by" date on the package. But how accurate are those dates? Wondering what peoples' actual experience has been with different types of tea. Do the best by dates understate how long a tea is good? And does it vary by type? My own experience has been that teas tend to b...
by Slurp
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: 2020 Spring Harvest
Replies: 7
Views: 1563

Re: 2020 Spring Harvest

Roughly when do you expect the finished product to be available?