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by Tor
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 187554

Re: Yixing

@Noonie

If that’s 80s F1, you may call it a “flaw” but truth is millions of people had been happily using it. :lol:
by Tor
Fri May 29, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: New Shigaraki teapot
Replies: 22
Views: 2941

Re: New Shigaraki teapot

I didn't know about the pH balancing step! I recently cleaned the inside of some of my pots with baking soda, and have found the resulting water made from these pots tasted a little off. I'm afraid of using vinegar though because of its strong smell. Do you think a drop of lime juice would work? Wo...
by Tor
Wed May 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 1790

Re: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags

The ones I bought are specifically designed to be used in low humidity uses like for tea and coffee. I see. That’s the kind that comes with its own moisturizer. Since you also mentioned coffee, there’s a blog post that is worth reading. https://coffeeadastra.com/2019/03/26/some-strategies-to-keep-y...
by Tor
Wed May 27, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 1790

Re: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags

The O2 absorber and silica gel are not supposed to be used together as the absorber needs some humidity to work. I don’t know why your bag was crumbled up, but when using absorber alone the volume inisde the bag shouldn’t change. The ones I bought are specifically designed to be used in low humidit...
by Tor
Wed May 27, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags
Replies: 31
Views: 1790

Re: Oxygen Absorbers & Laminated Storage Bags

Anyways, I split a 100g bag of tea into 2 50g bags using a laminated storage bag and added an oxygen absorber + silica gel package. I don't really know much about oxygen absorbers but the ones I bought said they absorbed 100cc of pure oxygen (500cc of air) over a period of 4-5 hours and that it was...
by Tor
Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7659

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Kagoshima Horiguchi Seicha Tea. Please enjoy! :D

by Tor
Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7659

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

@Chip

Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I have to keep reminding myself that just because I like some tea more than the others doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a better one.
by Tor
Fri May 22, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7659

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Florent just posted an interesting article about Kagoshima tea. I also feel the same way as what he wrote here. “...They are essentially shaded fukamushi sencha with a rather strong roasting in general. Kagoshima does not highlight an old “tradition” or style, but produces tea according to market de...
by Tor
Fri May 22, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 381
Views: 67993

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

I'm still new to the whole tea world but Hojo says shiboridashi should have fast flow . I'm assuming the one in the video is a 110ml shiboridashi from his website and he pours the whole thing in ~5 seconds, which is about twice the speed I'm getting... You can tilt the lid back to make a wider open...
by Tor
Sat May 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"
Replies: 110
Views: 7659

Re: Shincha 2020, "the Year of COVID-19"

Victoria wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:27 pm

Very tempted to order from Thes du Japon, he has so many Shincha available. I wonder how shipping to USA is?
Japan Post shipping to US is still suspended. You can check its status here.

https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/infor ... ex_en.html
by Tor
Sat May 16, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 124
Views: 18422

Re: Electric Kettles

Chefman On Lipton box it says that 2 bags can make 2 quarts of iced tea. I assume you should use no more than half filled infuser (0.9L) of hot water per 2 bags. Steep for 3-5 mins then add same amount of ice. If you find it too weak just use more bags the next time. I think you shouldn’t cut open ...
by Tor
Sat May 09, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 187554

Re: Yixing

I posted my F1 dragon style teapot in the Facebook group about 13 hours ago. It already got 49 likes and 6 positive comments. It seems that they think it's genuine. The photos are still not perfect, but the new $140 macro lens (Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 3.5 Macro) helped a lot. I chose a whit...
by Tor
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140944

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

twno1 wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:16 am

Are the amount of stems in the pictures presented above an "acceptable" amount for decent quality sencha?
Tea makers sometimes use twigs to balance the flavors. I remember the gyokuro that won first prize in all Japan competition 5-6 years ago was rather twiggy.
by Tor
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 2910
Views: 187554

Re: Yixing

“An overview on Yixing teapots” presentation by KZ is up on YouTube. Please enjoy!


by Tor
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to treat unpleasant tea high?
Replies: 20
Views: 1409

Re: How to treat unpleasant tea high?

You can try having a really good qi tea, preferrable aged puer. I usually found a good chaqi tea could more or less clean up any bad qi that I had before.