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by tealifehk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 813
Views: 69339

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Trying out a HK high roast tieguanyin from a vendor who supplies me; the family never told me about this higher grade stuff! Seems good, but I messed up the brewing by weighing the tea I intended to use first. I was curious to see how much tea I used in a 100ml pot; it turns out I intended to use 16...
by tealifehk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing Cleaning Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1473

Re: Yixing Cleaning Advice

Really depends on condition of clay, if it has a moldy smell, a lot of buildup and or black mold, or is pretty clean and just needs to be reset and christened. If the pot looks pretty good just soaking it for a day in water, and then pouring boiling water inside and outside might be good enough. Im...
by tealifehk
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Understanding Japan's "Living National Treasure" System
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Understanding Japan's "Living National Treasure" System

I've wondered about this. Making the culture itself a treasure and not the person seems to make a lot more sense!
by tealifehk
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 202
Views: 19280

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Just went to buy tea and had something I didn’t even know existed: Fushou Shan Black tea! Yes, the same farm that normally has some of Taiwan’s highest and finest Oolong. The cultivar used is the one for Tieguanyin. So this makes it the highest possible black tea in Taiwan! I have difficulty to exp...
by tealifehk
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: JB Weld

I've heard that plates that were kintsugi'd were not used again, for whatever reason. I can't remember who I was discussing it with! I had salad served at a tonkotsu place in Tokyo and the plate I was eating from had been repaired at the edge. Ingestion can result in gastroenteritis. Renal disease h...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: JB Weld

I've actually used JB Weld on wood knife handles for years--I fixed my first pot with it about four years ago when the handle snapped off! I use toothpicks and then remove the excess as best I can. Yes, I would use minimal amounts. I may just wait to see if I get a clean break since as .m. pointed o...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6466

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! Simple set up, you might add that you live in Hong Kong where humidity ...
by tealifehk
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6466

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: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

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: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

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: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

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: Miscellaneous
Topic: JB Weld
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

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: 813
Views: 69339

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: 18
Views: 5262

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: 18
Views: 5262

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!