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by tealifehk
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: cold climate storage question
Replies: 16
Views: 1643

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: 555
Views: 40261

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: 555
Views: 40261

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: 374
Views: 33348

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: 2094

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: 1177

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: 2628

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...
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Vacuum sealers?

Please do not use lead caddies, the lead accumulates in your system and can cause serious issues. And they are often nowhere near as good as modern containers as far as quality of seal! How are you tightly sealing your original packs? With tape? I'd wager that the quality of your tea is falling off...
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you don’t have teaware…
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: If you don’t have teaware…

Bok wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 am
tealifehk wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:37 am
Cheap porcelain cups are 1 RMB a piece on the Mainland. If I break them I'm out a whole 50 cents US. :D
True that.
Might not be as cheap for someone outside of Asia to acquire ;)
This is true.
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Vacuum sealers?

Double lidded canisters for many of my oolongs, or even Chinese single lidded canisters that do a great job at keeping tea dry! I also use glass jars (Bormioli). Smaller amounts in bags get the sealing rod treatment or if it's something special I know I won't get to for a while, I go ahead and heat...
by tealifehk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you don’t have teaware…
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: If you don’t have teaware…

I always take a portable teapot in a padded case and this time I took a set of three Chaozhou cups. Carry a little pu in a pouch and buy water and you're set! Mostly I just have one pot with me that I do not care too much about, a little workhorse, cups can be omitted as you’ll always find those. C...
by tealifehk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 131
Views: 11844

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

lac63 wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:29 pm
I'm profane with blacks,
I have not tasted any yet,
I see good impressions but,
with what do you think I could introduce
for a beginner
Dianhong, jinjunmei and unsmoked lapsang souchong would be my picks! Darjeeling is good too but I think pickings are a bit slim this year (forgive the pun)!
by tealifehk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Vacuum sealers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2094

Re: Vacuum sealers?

Double lidded canisters for many of my oolongs, or even Chinese single lidded canisters that do a great job at keeping tea dry! I also use glass jars (Bormioli). Smaller amounts in bags get the sealing rod treatment or if it's something special I know I won't get to for a while, I go ahead and heat ...
by tealifehk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you don’t have teaware…
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Re: If you don’t have teaware…

I only really had one concerning moment; right after independence was declared, the streets started filling up with people with Catalan flags. I was wondering how I'd get past them as they were blocking access to the stairs down to the metro. I had just gotten a haircut and the barber had told me di...
by tealifehk
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Clay Kettles
Replies: 24
Views: 2759

Re: Clay Kettles

I' keep the lid slightly off my clay kettle to stop it from boiling over and so I can keep an eye on what's happening. If I leave the lid down I always end up with water going everywhere because I forget about the kettle! lol