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by There is no self
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The art of Kung fu tea
Replies: 14
Views: 3313

Re: The art of Kung fu tea

Bit of context, since I recognised the festival where this video was taken : The Festival dell'Oriente is a three-day festival of anything remotely related to the East. Exhibitions there range from mildly interesting to cheesy to "Edward Said is spinning in his grave". You can find Mongolian throat ...
by There is no self
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 380
Views: 82909

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Thanks for the data There is no self. I’m guessing you are somewhere in Italy, looks like it’s only distributed there. Do you have a link to this data, so we can include in compilation? The only data available online is here: www.sanbernardo.it/le-acque/bottiglia-pet-150cl/ It's from 2013, though, ...
by There is no self
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Funky Contemporary Yixing?
Replies: 14
Views: 3590

Re: Funky Contemporary Yixing?

I think he's referring to the *ahem* "spout". Although in that case your teapot should probably see a doctor.
by There is no self
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 380
Views: 82909

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

Take this with a grain of salt, but I've been having good results brewing shu with Acqua San Bernardo. If anyone's curious, here's the analysis courtesy of the University of Pavia: TDS: 34 mg/l Ph: 7 Sodium: 0,8 mg/l Calcium: 8,9 mg/l Silica: 4 mg/l Sulphates: 2,3 mg/l Nitrites: < 0,002 mg/l Magnesi...
by There is no self
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1664
Views: 326678

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

That sounds pretty awesome, I might have to pick some up..I was planning on making an order soon for their 2014 hongshui that sounds too interesting to pass up. How deep baked/roasted was the alishan tieguanyin from thetea.pl? They describe it as a dark roast, but is it so dark roasted as the Float...
by There is no self
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Interest check: 80s Zinis
Replies: 42
Views: 9776

Re: Interest check: 80s Zinis

Bigger than what I'm looking for right now but they are beautiful. Pot A and D in particular.
by There is no self
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 34
Views: 8268

Re: 2019 Vendor List

I've been kind of following the Reddit vendor list as I am new to tea other than easily found offerings from places like David's Tea or even Twinings from the grocery store. I would like a list on here, but understand conversation can be more productive. Maybe even a small list of good beginners so...
by There is no self
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?
Replies: 12
Views: 3106

Re: Has anyone ever bought teaware from buyjp4u?

This is why I love this forum. With a name like that, I would have mistaken them for a scam site. :lol:
by There is no self
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hand made silver pots?
Replies: 14
Views: 3570

Re: Hand made silver pots?

Unless you have the means to melt metal (not to mention patience and skills), your best option is heating and hammering pieces of silver. It gives you control over the material and it's easier to correct mistakes. It's a method employed by many smiths when forging historical weapons (replica or othe...
by There is no self
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 34
Views: 8268

Re: 2019 Vendor List

Perhaps a better question could be "what teas" rather than "what vendors". Vendors like Yunnan Sourcing may seem safe for beginners, given the variety of their teas, but at the same time the sheer size of their offer is extremely confusing if you don't know what you're looking for. On the other hand...
by There is no self
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Yancha issues
Replies: 58
Views: 14096

Re: Yancha issues

I thought when vendors in the East (Thes Du Japon, O-Cha or MaikoTea for example...more of a Japanese green tea drinker) buy tea and ship internationally that the tea is the same as if I went into their shop in the East to buy it? Hence my question as to what types of tea shipped from the East are ...
by There is no self
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: 2019 Vendor List
Replies: 34
Views: 8268

Re: 2019 Vendor List

Perhaps we can find a middle ground and update the first page of each vendor recommendation thread with the vendors that have been mentioned in the discussion. This way it's easier to find vendors but, at the same time, it's safer for newcomers than just a random list. It'll also be easier to differ...
by There is no self
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports
Replies: 71
Views: 25515

Re: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports

You can also upload the file to WeTransfer and post the link it gives you. I think it expires in a couple of months.
by There is no self
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Much Tea Do You Consume Per Day?
Replies: 47
Views: 12140

Re: How much tea do you consume per day?

Roughly 6-10g a day during my usual session before dinner. Sometimes I'll have a tuo cha of sheng for breakfast, but more often than not I'm not able to appreciate a nice tea early in the morning. I cut down my tea consumption a lot during the last years. Back when I was in university, especially in...
by There is no self
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1664
Views: 326678

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Thought I could still get something out of some Shui Xian I had left so I boiled it, but most of the flavour is gone. Funnily enough, though, there's a hint of what I can only describe as "barley coffee".