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by tealifehk
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: Rethinking the appropriate size of pots

Here in Hong Kong, a few of my dealers only use Green Label or older Factory 1 pots for sessions. One dealer exclusively uses hongni, even for the oldest pu erh! The other family use 140ml shuipings for high fire oolong, and I've done the same ever since they introduced me to brewing gongfucha with ...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

Come to think of it: you're right. I'm just very reluctant to use JB Weld on teaware, but considering it's on the outside rim of the lid, it's probably fine! I did some home 'kintsugi' with gold powder and JB Weld on chipped porcelain cups (and a gaiwan). That lid might look nice with a little gold ...
by tealifehk
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Suitability of (this) high-fired hongni for mid/aged sheng?

I personally would not have put the JB Weld on. Now you are probably getting a dose of BPA with every infusion!
by tealifehk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??
Replies: 24
Views: 1526

Re: Is Yixing more porous than CZ??

IMO CZ clay can really help smooth out lower to medium grade dancong, but it's better suited to high fire oolongs. Good dancong is definitely a gaiwan tea for me!
by tealifehk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Toss the scraps from your cake?
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Toss the scraps from your cake?

I put the dust under larger chunks, and make my first infusion or two quick. Works well and doesn't get too astringent if you aren't brewing for 30 seconds to a minute right away!
by tealifehk
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Accelerated seasoning success
Replies: 40
Views: 1800

Re: Accelerated seasoning success

Does Chawangshop sell lead glazed wares? Not sure I've seen those on the site. This ones are pretty good candidates for leaching lead: https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/vintage-famille-rose-cup-butterflies-and-flowers-35ml.html Vintage, thick overglaze and also drawings on the inside. I have...
by tealifehk
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 36
Views: 2947

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

I joined the very talented Max Falkowitz for dim sum earlier this year. Check out his great article on dim sum in HK!

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... gazine.pdf
by tealifehk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 33002

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Stephen wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:04 pm
1998 Hong Kong Traditional Liu An. Aged and balanced liu an from TealifeHK. (Not pu er I know.)
What did you think of the 98 liu an vs the 94?
by tealifehk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 33002

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2018 Lao Man'E huangpian and maocha! The huangpian is a little sweeter and the maocha a bit more complex. The huangpian is a bit less bitter as well. Both totally kicked my tail as far as bitterness, but had lovely aroma and flavor. I love how this stuff smells so sweet, but then has that deep chara...
by tealifehk
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: A hairline crack
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: A hairline crack

MarshalN collects Japanese antiques: he said kintsugi'd items aren't meant to be used again. I told him I was served salad (shredded cabbage) on a kintsugi'd plate at a fancy tonkatsu place in Tokyo and he was very surprised and said it really shouldn't be done.
by tealifehk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: A hairline crack
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: A hairline crack

I would epoxy it on the top, but not the bottom, using JB Weld
by tealifehk
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 36
Views: 2947

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

Thanks Ethan! Glad you enjoyed the descriptions and I've really learned a ton in the last two years (and still know very little, as I discover when I drink with more experienced folk here)! Good dahongpao is really something special, but some people may indeed prefer cheaper, blended dahongpao, and ...
by tealifehk
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Tea Vendors
Topic: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!
Replies: 36
Views: 2947

Re: TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

Hey TeaForum! An 18% off Typhoon Season sale at TeaLife Hong Kong is running through August and September. Lots of great new stuff added and lots to come! Please do give me a try if you haven't already: I offer a lot of carefully curated teas that aren't available anywhere else online! Thanks to eve...
by tealifehk
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 33002

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2009 certified organic shou from Changtai, produced under the Chen Tea label (Changtai had a bit of a PR crisis in 2008). Very unique shou with a flavor profile unlike anything I've had before. Lots of almond notes which was a real surprise!
by tealifehk
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 33002

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlxEn39HPoh/?taken-by=tealife.hk Tried the cake above today. Barely any flavor at this point: just bitterness. Smooth and clean though! And the start of aged flavors. This is a cake I need to wait on. Hopefully it'll be more interesting in a year or two! I'm pretty sure i...