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by thommes
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Interesting. Was talking the warm fuzzies in another mediu this morning. I haven't tried it but added it to my cart.
by thommes
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I shou'd probably drink a sheng tomorrow morning. ;)

Where you been hiding @Noonie?
by thommes
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2013 Yi Dian Hong. Third new shou in a week or so. Unfortunately, all three of them have been rather meh. Going to have to go back to a tried and true this afternoon to make sure I'm not losing my appreciation for shou.
by thommes
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Yikes that's an expensive one. Sold out now it appears.
by thommes
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

grandpaing some 2019 waffles. this stuff is lasting quite a while.
by thommes
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

having the 2003 Changtai "Ji Nian / Memorial" sheng this morning. Good stuff.
by thommes
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 47
Views: 10226

Re: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?

I pretty much do one session all day. About 8g in the morning and steep it until it runs out. There are days when I'll do two teas, because the tea doesn't last as many steepings. I typically drink scotch or flavored water in the evenings.
by thommes
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Having Temple Stairs for the first time. Going to need to learn to brew this one. It's sort of mild... second mild shou this week. :( The taste I can pick up on tells me I'd really like it. Tried 6g in 100ml gaiwan. Will try steeping longer next.
by thommes
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sparkling sencha, sparkling oolong, and other adventures with carbonation and tea
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Sparkling sencha, sparkling oolong, and other adventures with carbonation and tea

Thanks for the info. I was wondering how you got the tea into the bottle after adding CO2. The instructions on the soda stream says to add the CO2 before the flavoring. Wasn't sure if this was due to keeping the machine clean or a real safety concern. I do know that if you add the syrup flavoring to...
by thommes
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Opening Up Compressed Bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Opening Up Compressed Bricks

Not sure if it was in this forum or elsewhere online that we were having a discussion of compressed bricks and how to encourage them to open. I was going to mention that I do one extra little thing when rinsing the tea. In addition to rinsing, I'll let the water sit in the brewing vessel until any a...
by thommes
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 3353

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

I'm having a lot of fun with my soda stream and various teas.....sparkling sencha, sparkling oolongs, sparkling gyokuro; and I probably should be playing with sparkling herbal infusions as well. Hibiscus for tart fruity notes, hydrangea and licorice for sweet, citrus zest, cinnamon, cloves, cardamo...
by thommes
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 3353

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

EarthMonkey wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:29 pm
If you've got it in you to sing Hail to the Victors, I think I could find a few root beer samples to send you. :lol:
I had to look up the song. I'm the biggest Michigan fan!!!! Not really. Not much into sports. However, the son does go to THE OSU.
by thommes
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226472

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

mrmopu wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:06 pm
I will add my recommendation to it as well. Well stored and a fine daily drinker without breaking the bank.
I added another one to the cart. :D
by thommes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 3353

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Iron cakes are cakes (bing) that have had the daylights pressed out of it. Flat without the hole and compact. Like tuo and many bricks these productions work best in clay and chunked. Flecking tea from these productions doesn't give a very good effect upon brewing. Just a chunk in the pot and forge...
by thommes
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul
Replies: 54
Views: 3353

Re: Buying Pu'erh for the long haul

Some age into expressing more root beer attributes. Some end up being a blend both. Root beer is definitely my fav. must know which ones. :) root beer is my fav. haven't come across a puer that I'd say resembles root beer. I would be the first to say if you want to drink root beer drink root beer, ...