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by thommes
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: dried out tou
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: dried out tou

Well, if it tastes fine then there's not much reason to worry, right? Also, did it not use to break apart easily? It sounds odd that it would have undergone a big transformation in just a couple of months. yeah the wrapper wsan't fully around the tou so maybe that helped the drying out process? thi...
by thommes
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: dried out tou
Replies: 5
Views: 396

dried out tou

so i opened my lunch bag from march. suddenly remembered that i brought a few things home with tea-wise and one of them was a 100g tou that i had just opened. very dry. the shou breaks apart easily and tastes fine when steeped. wondering if i should make an effort to hydrate it or just consume the t...
by thommes
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 37
Views: 3625

Re: My first sheng experience

I've only been drinking tea for a year now but now I primarily obsess over raw puerh. I've had the feeling of sinking in my chair, almost feeling like I am in a sauna :D and other strange numbness that's hard to pin down. The part you mentioned about village A being famous but having only decent te...
by thommes
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had some 2017 Nanou Mini Mushroom from Crimson Lotus Tea. It's my second last serving. Great tea for the value. One of my favourite daily drinking evening teas for the last couple of years. love those! the last order I got though was all dust. not one, not two, but at least four... I ended up tossi...
by thommes
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 37
Views: 3625

Re: My first sheng experience

I'll have to try the waiting for 5-10min technique. I do a flash rinse then go 20sec, 15sec, 20sec, 25sec, +5sec up to around 40 then maybe a +10-20 depending on strength. I typically don't go beyond 10 infusions and sometimes stick to 8 depending on time. Mind you I do 2 infusions in rapid sequenc...
by thommes
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Had some 2017 Nanou Mini Mushroom from Crimson Lotus Tea. It's my second last serving. Great tea for the value. One of my favourite daily drinking evening teas for the last couple of years. love those! the last order I got though was all dust. not one, not two, but at least four... I ended up tossi...
by thommes
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I had it recently but it was the first time and it was good and it's loose leaf so gonna do a repeat of Rama Lama Boulang,
by thommes
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Crimson Lotus' simple sheng! It's great! Nothing fancy or super amazing but enjoyable nonetheless, with an invigorating chaqi! I think I have both the sheng and the shou. I was going through some tea a couple weeks ago. Might have to open it up soon. Right now just drinking whatever I already have ...
by thommes
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

trying the shou fits again. grandpa style this time
by thommes
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1512
Views: 226450

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Enjoying some rama lama boulang. First time I've had it. Quite nice.
by thommes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Fu cha recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Fu cha recommendations?

I'm looking to expand from strict puer into more hei chas. Interested in trying a good fu cha. Anyone have a recommendation for a source for a good fu cha? USA domestic would be awesome.

Edit: Guess it's also called Fu Zhuan
by thommes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 37
Views: 3625

Re: My first sheng experience

Same here. I pretty much gave up all other teas and have gone exclusively pu. Prefer shou but trying to brew sheng better? I recently bought an oolong from same company that I bought pu from. To ME green, sheng, and oolongs all have the same basic taste. OK not all shengs, but young shengs. That's ...
by thommes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 37
Views: 3625

Re: My first sheng experience

Same here. I pretty much gave up all other teas and have gone exclusively pu. Prefer shou but trying to brew sheng better? I recently bought an oolong from same company that I bought pu from. To ME green, sheng, and oolongs all have the same basic taste. OK not all shengs, but young shengs. That's w...
by thommes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: My first sheng experience
Replies: 37
Views: 3625

Re: My first sheng experience

I hope I converted him. I sent him a package of samples to try. i think i still have a few yet to open! 8-) Hopefully you will find a couple that you like in there. I have already. I think a big part of it is steeping too long. That's likely my problem with greens and oolongs as well. I just tried ...
by thommes
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1507
Views: 261654

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

snowflake dancong... first oolong in a long time