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by chofmann
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Characteristics of good gaoshan?
Replies: 59
Views: 9276

Re: Characteristics of good gaoshan?

I was told that spring tea is coming in next week. I'll have a shipment of tea from the same vendor. Bok and others can correct me if I'm wrong... but spring tea being released in the first week of April seems very early for gaoshan. I never want to say never, but typically I would expect picking t...
by chofmann
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 13131

Re: Leafy Green Tea

We got written up in the Providence Journal!

Article is about my wife and Leafy Green and also includes a video / recipes to enjoy matcha in two unique ways: Matcha Affogato and Matcha Sparkler.

I hope everybody enjoys :)
by chofmann
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Leafy Green Tea
Replies: 54
Views: 13131

Re: Leafy Green Tea

Hi everybody! I hope your weeks are off to a good start. Unfortunately, ours is not. Last night, the Leafy Green instagram account mysteriously disappeared! We are trying to work with IG/FB to bring it back, but don't have high hopes. In the meantime, we have created @LeafyGreen.Tea on Instagram . I...
by chofmann
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur
Replies: 13
Views: 2753

Re: Drinking and buying tea in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur

If you're going to be in Taichung, definitely reach out to Hua Yin Chen. My wife speaks with him practically daily, so if you have any issues with communication or otherwise, just let me know. As for Wistaria - it is a nice experience, but massively overpriced for the quality of tea in my opinion. G...
by chofmann
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum Sealers?
Replies: 49
Views: 11605

Re: Vacuum sealers?

As for what vendors do, I doubt many use inert gas. Florent of Thes du Japon is the only one I know doing this. He vacuum sealed up until recently. Thanks for the info. Still, regarding what vendors do, I rarely see chinese greens that have the air vacuumed out since it would crush the delicate lea...
by chofmann
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Japan Spring Trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Japan Spring Trip

If you're in the Kyoto area, do check out Obubu as Debunix mentioned. Also, it may interesting to check out Tsuen Tea house, the oldest tea house in the world, founded in..... 1160.
by chofmann
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Tea with other Interests
Replies: 18
Views: 3398

Re: Combining Tea with other Interests

Shine Magical wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Brent D wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Shine Magical wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:53 pm
Very often I play video games while gong fuing.
I play banjo. I find tea doesn't effect my playing like the moonshine does :lol:

Shine, I also game. What type of games do you play?
I play League of Legends. Same username too!
Starcraft II and Dota II for me.
by chofmann
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 6255

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

I never had an incorrect order until relatively recently. I ordered something like 150g of medium roast and 50-100g of light roast. The quantities were mixed up and i received 100g of medium roast and 150g of light roast. It's not a huge deal cause i like the light roast a lot, but i would have lik...
by chofmann
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor
Replies: 24
Views: 4525

Re: favorite Gaoshan (high mountain) vendor

Bok wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:09 am
For the winter harvest I recommend not to hold back this year! It has been good and yield was very low, buy now or it will be gone soon...
I second this comment.
by chofmann
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 6255

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

cherrybomb7 wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:58 am
Where can I buy Chen Huayin teas?
If you're in the US: www.leafygreentea.com (ships from US. Full disclosure - my wife is the founder of Leafy Green).

If you're outside of the US: www.2088taiwan.com (ships from Taiwan).
by chofmann
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 11164

Re: Yancha issues

I think perhaps some of the confusion has to do with a lack of definition. We are discussing whether or not "top quality teas" are available in the West... but what are "top quality teas"? As an example, I once spoke with a Mao Feng farmer who had various grades of Mao Feng. We asked about his top g...
by chofmann
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Question regarding rolled roasted teas
Replies: 31
Views: 6255

Re: Question regarding rolled roasted teas

Hi victoria! I should have posted more specifics about my own experience with these teas. I am specifically talking about what is typically medium oxidized and roasted, like an old fashioned dong ding. I usually buy from Floating Leaves. You have a good point when comparing this style to Wuyi and D...
by chofmann
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 238014

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Teachronicles wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:44 am
Having some chen unroasted winter harvest and it is very good, I just had the spring recently and I like the winter better this year. There's cream, citrus and spice notes, really enjoying this one.
Yea, the winter harvest is fantastic this year, but with a much smaller yield than normal, sadly.
by chofmann
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Brewing time discussed on Medium
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: Brewing time discussed on Medium

Recognising that boiling occurs at different temperatures depending upon altitude, I believe that oolong tea should be brewed with the hottest water available. Even 'greener' oolongs like TGY or a lishan? I definitely feel this way about roasted oolongs, but I typically do the 'greener' ones around...
by chofmann
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Brewing time discussed on Medium
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: Brewing time discussed on Medium

Some teas, particularly yancha and other roasted oolongs, are meant to use water that is boiling. In fact, part of the reason why people buy clay teapots is because the tea retains the heat better than porcelain gaiwans, which keeps the water closer to boiling for longer. Additionally, if you are tr...