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by pedant
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha lovers?
Replies: 23
Views: 668

Re: Yancha lovers?

lately, i am not even drinking tea daily. when i do drink, i am usually going for memorable, attention-grabbing tea experiences. 0.4usd/g: i have a lot of tea like this that i enjoy drinking 1usd/g: i am usually reaching for stuff around here, but i don't have hundreds of grams of it stocked up 3-4u...
by pedant
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106624

Re: Introduce Yourself

by pedant
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy

i exchanged emails with @phyllsheng. he let me know that he has been dealing with some issues unrelated to the book buy, and the book buy is still happening. he will share more details soon.
by pedant
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106624

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @Zac :mrgreen:
by pedant
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Repair & Cleaning
Topic: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing
Replies: 125
Views: 16549

Re: Cleaning: Awakening & Resetting Unglazed Ceramics / Yixing

probably insoluble carbonates.

dissolve with acetic acid (white vinegar) or citric acid solution. can use hot solution for faster results.

rinse it out with plenty of water in the sink afterwards.

just like descaling a tea kettle or coffee machine.
by pedant
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2292

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

shipping refunds have been sent
by pedant
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 2292

Re: Special Offer: Ippodo Tokusen Gyokuro 2020 (Ends 6/29)

hi friends, the tea arrived some time ago, but i've been out of town. of course it was promptly brought inside and has been waiting in a cool area, but i apologize for the delay. i now have the tea packed up, and everyone should have received their tracking numbers by email. USPS will pick up the pa...
by pedant
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Special Events & Offerings
Topic: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy
Replies: 18
Views: 2002

Re: Special Offer: Pu'er Books Group Buy

i think @Victoria talked to him a while ago, and he said there were some delays.
i've just emailed him, and i'll share any info i receive.
by pedant
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Textured Porous Clay: Aesthetics & Transformations in Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 5359

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

Victoria wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Sharing a mayake yohen Shigiraki kyusu I've had for a while
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beautiful pot and post, Victoria. thank you
by pedant
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?
Replies: 45
Views: 2398

Re: Gong fu Brewing: What are your best tips for beginners?

debunix wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:02 am
Weighing at first can help develop your eye for how much is enough tea. When you start out it's not intuitive that all of these weigh 1gram:

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awesome visualization
by pedant
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Wistaria's Hong Yin & Lan Yin
Replies: 12
Views: 607

Re: FS: Wistaria's Hong Yin & Lan Yin

these are great, tong-worthy teas imo
by pedant
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: FS: Teapot and teaboat by Gafu

jpo1933 wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Just a short vid of the teapot in action :)
access denied for me

just fyi, sometimes i use this to upload quick (video-only) clips: https://gfycat.com/upload
by pedant
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 699
Views: 106624

Re: Introduce Yourself

welcome, @White Antlers. i think i saw your post on steepster. good to have you here. nice avatar, btw. :mrgreen:

hey, @Bintuborg. i remember you from back in the day (5+ years ago on TC). great to see you again!

welcome, @Argentum! your username looks familiar, but i don't know from where.
by pedant
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Date this old TGY

@BuckyJ can pm now
by pedant
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many times to reuse loose leaf tea in tea bag
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: How many times to reuse loose leaf tea in tea bag

hi bklyncookin , welcome to the forum :mrgreen: first, do you mean a storage bag or a brewing bag (the common tea bag)? if it's in brewing bags, i would personally say it's not loose leaf ;) the number of steeps you can get depends on the leaf to water ratio used. short steeps with a lot of leaf in ...