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by tealifehk
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 53
Views: 4518

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Most of my pu erh is in cartons, but I have tuos in cabinets and this shou corner just kinda developed on its own:



I'm working on filling up the space I have here with pu since it will age with very little intervention from me!
by tealifehk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: JB Weld

I think the amount that would be in contact with the tea, even if I filled the crack now, would be minor, and the BPA would get covered up with tea residue pretty quickly as well. Either way I have to season the pot, so maybe I could be seasoning the BPA at the same time! ^_^ I did think about the s...
by tealifehk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: JB Weld

Yes, it appears many types of plastic and glass (!) both disrupt the endocrine system and are contributing to a rapid decline in male fertility. That's one way to solve the overpopulation issue! JB Weld is pretty much BPA with a little iron once cured... "However, it is estimated that the global ann...
by tealifehk
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: JB Weld

according to their faq, it's not toxic. Is J-B Weld toxic? No. When fully cured, J-B Weld is non-toxic. However, we do not recommend consuming the product. however, what's the definition of toxic? see also: https://jbweld.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/204672833-Contact-with-Food i probably w...
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

JB Weld

So I got an 80s pot recently and there is a hairline crack running down and around from the spout, about 1/4" down from the bottom of the spout. When I put hot water in the pot, the clay contracts and the crack looks much more serious. I decided to buy some JB Weld on eBay. It should get here next w...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 640
Views: 51006

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking the last of a sample of high fire shuixian from a HK vendor. The vendor has a shockingly nice collection of F1 pots, but at nosebleed prices. Their better shuixian is amazing, but very expensive. I feel this shuixian is overpriced for the quality, although it's decent drinking. Quite sour b...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 15
Views: 4327

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Organic rooibos via Vienna, Austria. Bought this stuff years ago and while the aroma and flavor have changed, it's still pleasant drinking, surprisingly! Haha, those kind of teas is a very German/Austrian thing to drink! Yes, I deliberately bought it there weil vielen leuten trinkt rooibos in Wien!...
by tealifehk
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Herbal Tea
Topic: What Herbal Are You Drinking
Replies: 15
Views: 4327

Re: What Herbal Are You Drinking

Organic rooibos via Vienna, Austria. Bought this stuff years ago and while the aroma and flavor have changed, it's still pleasant drinking, surprisingly!
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: cold climate storage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1830

Re: cold climate storage question

I've found low temperature to stop aging and cause cakes to dry out; I was breaking up several cakes for samples yesterday and found they are much drier and I'm getting much more dust at 23 Celsius with 85% humidity vs 26-33 Celsius with the same humidity level. Relative humidity is an issue. I thin...
by tealifehk
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 640
Views: 51006

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Tried a high roast DHP from the family who produce the Three Stamp Shuixian here in HK. Wow, dramatic difference after resting for over a year. Much more depth and intensity of flavor. Not a 'textbook' blended DHP flavor, but something very different; I think this is all DHP varietal. I get dark fr...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 640
Views: 51006

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Tried a high roast DHP from the family who produce the Three Stamp Shuixian here in HK. Wow, dramatic difference after resting for over a year. Much more depth and intensity of flavor. Not a 'textbook' blended DHP flavor, but something very different; I think this is all DHP varietal. I get dark fru...
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 433
Views: 42976

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

2007 Guangdong dry storage Xiaguan ripe tuo. This tea has aged nicely (sweetly) and has a fair bit of camphor. And since it's been sitting at home in HK for a few days...I'm getting that fresh bread aroma and taste my home storage always seems to bring out of shou!
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

Re: Vacuum sealers?

Absolutely. I did find a pack of Shanlinxi I bought back when I met you and ethan in Taipei in a drawer yesterday--clipped, no canister. lol. Gonna give it a try later. ;)
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: WTB: yixing F1's between 65-80-85-90-100-110ml
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: WTB: yixing F1's between 65-80-85-90-100-110ml

Some F1 pots here if you're interested:

https://emmettsteas.weebly.com/
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Global Tea Hut
Replies: 31
Views: 3076

Re: Global Tea Hut

What GTH are saying is true, though; there's not much of a proven track record of pu erh stored outside Asia from 20+ years ago, so nobody knows how a Texas-stored pu will turn out, for example. I think a lot of people attempting to age tea today may be disappointed down the line as their tea may no...