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by tealifehk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 312
Views: 23951

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: 312
Views: 23951

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: 377

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: 377

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: 2452

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: 2452

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: 312
Views: 23951

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: 312
Views: 23951

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...
by tealifehk
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 312
Views: 23951

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I'm drinking 2002 HK Traditional Storage CNNP 7532 sheng from TeaLife.HK. It's has a nice baseline flavor which reminds me of some kind of food, but I couldn't figure it out throughout my sessions and I've now ran out of the tea. The tea has some good body but also some aged taste since it's '02. I...
by tealifehk
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Hagi
Replies: 69
Views: 6771

Re: Hagi

Vintage Hagi-ware shibo that I use for sencha more than any of my other Japanese teaware! Perfect for one cup sessions.

by tealifehk
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Drinking tea at night

The 50s pu erh was at Wistaria in Taiwan: not something I get to drink every day! :) I actually find green oolongs the strongest, followed by pu erh and black tea. Aged pu has no theanine, so the caffeine in it can definitely do a number on you. Green tea or white tea, if fresh, is very calming for ...
by tealifehk
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drinking tea at night
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Drinking tea at night

I wrote a rambly blog post on this a little while ago:

https://droolong.com/2018/03/02/caffeine/
by tealifehk
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Round Yixing, oppinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Round Yixing, oppinions?

Nice xishi! Such a short, tiny spout. Cute!
by tealifehk
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing advice
Replies: 65
Views: 3068

Re: Yixing advice

In geology, primary porosity is porosity due to how sediments deposited to form sandstone. Secondary porosity derives from subsequent processes like erosion. You can read a bit more about it here: https://www.spec2000.net/12-phibasics.htm I am not sure whether the terms "primary" and "secondary" in...
by tealifehk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Porcelain and Hongni
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Porcelain and Hongni

I like thick porcelain as a middle ground as well. :)