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by Brent D
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Time for "Bad" Tea?
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

Re: A Time for "Bad" Tea?

I have a box of tea that doesnt thrill me. I use this when im drinking like a cow or when im in a hurry. I also make it for my wife as we seem to have opposing tastes :lol: I once read a story of a person being taught about tea by a tea master. The tea master would only allow him to drink the lowest...
by Brent D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 43
Views: 10512

Re: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

Many Lishan are pretty close. It is the same mountain after all, Dayuling being the highest place. I take a good Lishan any day over the likely fake DYL with the heftier price tag. Agreed. Thats what I drink the most of. I received some Dayuling from Chen, but Ive been holding on to it. ++ I also a...
by Brent D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 43
Views: 10512

Re: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

Bok wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:20 am
Many Lishan are pretty close. It is the same mountain after all, Dayuling being the highest place. I take a good Lishan any day over the likely fake DYL with the heftier price tag.
Agreed. Thats what I drink the most of. I received some Dayuling from Chen, but Ive been holding on to it.
by Brent D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Jin Jun Mei?
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Jin Jun Mei?

Last night I was looking for tea documentaries on you tube. I came across a video of a couple raving about this tea. Im not really a black tea drinker, and Id never heard of it. Whats the score with this stuff? Its hard to find any real info online. All the vendors im finding are selling it at very ...
by Brent D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 43
Views: 10512

Re: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

Thanks Ethan!
Do you have any particular teas you suggest that have that same Dayuling qi without the pricetag?
by Brent D
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Getting Organized
Replies: 4
Views: 5338

Re: In the Closet

Lovely Tea nook Victoria!
Im moving next year. I will be getting my own room with a lock. Having a 2 year old means everything is on high shelves for now :lol:
by Brent D
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3097
Views: 233751

Re: Yixing

This is a F1 Hongni from the period 1987 / 1992.
Two batches have been made by F1 during that period, the first one made of porous, unmixed Hongni clay, as in this case. its about 125ML. I use this pot for my roasted oolongs.
by Brent D
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Site Feedback & Discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 31500

Re: New Web Site: Discussion

What do you guys think about giving Taiwanese tea its own section?
by Brent D
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Lets talk about Da Yu Ling
Replies: 43
Views: 10512

Lets talk about Da Yu Ling

Of all the tea I drink, Dayuling is my absolute favorite. The day seems to be coming when its all gone. The really high altitude stuff is already pretty much gone, or at least I cant find it. Do you think the day will come when the Taiwanese government reclaims it all? Do you have a favorite vendor ...
by Brent D
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3097
Views: 233751

Re: Yixing

Heres a cutie
- Size of pot: 60ml
- Clay type: hongni
- Firing temperature: Med/High fired
- Walls: thin
- Pour speed: ~12 seconds
- What year/decade the pot was made? 60s-Pre 1977
- If known, the craftsman or factory: Factory 1
- What type of tea you make with it? Yancha
by Brent D
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Silver teaware
Replies: 24
Views: 3747

Silver teaware

I recently came across silver gong fu pots and cups in an article. Never thought of them as Ive been a porcelain and Yixing user since my tea drinking began. The more I looked into them, the more I found people really like this stuff. What experiences have you had with silver pots and cups?
by Brent D
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1429
Views: 238013

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Hey, that’s a beautiful pot Steanze. Details please, I might have one that is very similar. This morning, Charcoal Heavy Roasted 100 Year Garden oolong from Hau Ying Chen. So expertly roasted that charcoal roast is transformed into a broad range of flavors from spicy sweet to nutty chestnuts and ma...
by Brent D
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports
Replies: 66
Views: 20631

Re: Troubleshooting: Site Issues

Looks great!
Is there any way we can make posting pics easier? I have to go upload to a site to resize and then orientation got all screwy, Always such a pain to put a pic on a forum:/
by Brent D
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 124
Views: 38706

Re: Oolongs vendor topic

I will be more than happy to make the first suggestion with Mr. Chen. He is a celebrated old style roaster, and has excellent products. He has his own offerings and usually has several things available from his friends. Patience is a virtue as English is not the primary language. Contact here. Just ...
by Brent D
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 3097
Views: 233751

Re: Yixing

My most prized pot. JuLunZhu. The clay is Zhuni, excavated from the Zhauzhuang mine site - Size of pot: 120ml - Clay type: Modern Zhuni - Firing temperature: Med/High fired - Walls: thin - Pour speed: ~8 seconds - What year/decade the pot was made? early 2000 - What type of tea you make with it? Gao...