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by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Wow. 'un-American'? 'Illiberal'? WTF? And great replies, Victoria--you were a lot nicer than I would have been in that situation. Thank you, just wanted to set the record straight publicly, and hopefully have Steepster thrive. Adagio’s comments were incorrect and misleading, not sure though if that...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Posted a reply on Steepster. There were so many incorrect statements being made that I couldn’t let them slide without clarification.
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1204
Views: 173592

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

klepto so if you only bought two teas, should be easy to figure out which is which :) . I made an order from a shop in Singapore and was also surprised how loosely wrapped each tea was, with tea dust all over the place. Basically really sloppy, luckily their web site made it easy to figure out what...
by Victoria
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1204
Views: 173592

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Ordering from Wistaria's site in english is a frustrating experience. As I fill out the shipping info, half of it is in chinese. I get my order and none of it except for the Tai He is labelled. All the tea bowls were thrown into a bag and the wrappers were torn so good luck trying to figure out whi...
by Victoria
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

debunix your image captures the thick rich liquor nicely. I’m so looking forward to trying this years Tokusen Gyokuro when it arrives. Just finished O-cha’s Tsuen Uji Gyokuro Yume no Ukihashi, using O-cha’s glazed shibo instead of Jozan shigaraki, and slightly more water, has made a favorable diffe...
by Victoria
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 663

Re: Resting Water

I also use Brita filter for my tap water, and I add a bamboo charcoal stick at the bottom of pitcher for extra removal. I have two extra glass pitchers, each with bamboo charcoal, where water is placed just for tea steeping. With the water placed in glass pitchers, I make sure it is rested overnight...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1369
Views: 214435

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria lovely pot! I have a weak spot for his works, a lot of skillful variations in his work. Baozhong is a really weird tea (for me), it can be atrociously boring if brewed too light, but I have also found it difficult to over-brew. Try using more time at lower temperatures, definitely not bori...
by Victoria
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1369
Views: 214435

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I've been enjoying steeping results using cooler water/more steeping time with Tillerman’s winter ‘18 Wenshan BaoZhong, but I thought I’d also try vendor recommendations, and hotter off-boil temperature a few TF members said they prefer. 7g/100ml/185f/1.30min in 110ml Konishi Yohei. Aroma and liquor...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

The Ippodo was the special order tea that has been sitting vacuum sealed in the refrigerator for several months while I worked through another of the special gyokuros and a routine gyokuro from O-Cha that I opened one day because I had run out of sencha and all the other sencha/gyokuro was refriger...
by Victoria
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I would say my "default" would probably be around 75C to 80C (~175F), 4g in something a bit below 100ml, for 30 seconds or less for the first infusion. I have dabbled a bit with continuous infusion, but cannot say I was entirely pleased with the results. Now, most of my Chinese green tea drinking w...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I brew more dilute, and I really like TPHK. Wing Hop Fung does not disclose precise harvest timing or origins, but the TPHK I have bought there has delicate vegetal flavor with some floral notes and a hint of cinnamon, and is still wonderful when I find the remains of a packet in the back of the te...
by Victoria
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Hi faj, I ended up really pushing this premium first flush Longjing because I prefer a rich flavor, richer than most people enjoy, so my parameters reflect that. I have never tried to infuse Chinese green tea this hot for this long. How would you describe the aromatics of such an infusion compared ...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Date this old TGY

@.m. It seems only admin can email new members. Sorry hopefully @BuckyJ sees this
by Victoria
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Date this old TGY
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Date this old TGY

BuckyJ I'd be very interested in acquiring a box or two. I've sent you a pm last week. Cheers! New members can’t reply to PM’s so I recommend you send an email, it’s the envelope next to pm. Hi Victoria, I knew new users couldn't send PM's, but didn't know they can't respond. Can they at least read...
by Victoria
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 900
Views: 140753

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I have a special 2020 Mingqian Shifeng LongJing that a friend sent to me. It has a light elegant profile, with notes of macadamia nuts, and hints of light sweet corn. Steeped in two very different vessels. The glass decanter was better with this tea than the very porous shigaraki shiboridashi. I ha...