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by joelbct
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Serious Tasting...
Replies: 18
Views: 4744

Re: On Serious Tasting...

The presence of a cold or virus impairs my palate more than anything else. I can still appreciate tea when I'm moderately sick, but I won't evaluate something new. And I will follow John's lead and thank my toddler and her developing immune system for enabling this empirical observation by rendering...
by joelbct
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Porcelain Tea Tasting Set
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Porcelain Tea Tasting Set

I bought two of these recently, from teafromtaiwan. They are 4oz to the ridges, decently thick porcelain, don't feel cheap. The bottom has the imprint B-Choice and some Chinese characters. https://i.imgur.com/mvR3RUy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9SUvhRO.jpg There are models on Alibaba at 10 for $25- mayb...
by joelbct
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 84331

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Love the activity in the hongcha section ;) I posted this elsewhere last week, but its true home is definitely TeaForum. Hojo's Yunnan Wild Black Tea, sku B29C on his lineup. I think but am not certain that these posts refer to this tea (it appears to be C. taliensis. ): http://hojotea.com/en/posts-...
by joelbct
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 84331

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Traditional Halmari Gold is lately my perfect wake-up tea- I prefer it at breakfast to any other hongcha. Even their modestly-priced somewhat broken version is excellent. The estate also produces this pure-gold tips, one of just a few I've seen outside of Yunnan. (notes- experimenting with non-downs...
by joelbct
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 371
Views: 84331

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Hello, Tea World. Sipping one of my favorite 2017 First Flush Darjeelings, Gopaldhara Wonder, invoice EX-12. Brewed per my usual FF Darj custom, 190F for 4min, 3.3g:300mL. Roughly using this fun/helpful Cupping Nomenclature from World of Tea, I'd describe it as: Bright, astringent. Flavor notes - Ve...
by joelbct
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: New Research Indicates Three Distinct Domestication Events for Camellia sinensis
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

New Research Indicates Three Distinct Domestication Events for Camellia sinensis

Indications for Three Independent Domestication Events for the Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze) and New Insights into the Origin of Tea Germplasm in China and India Revealed by Nuclear Microsatellites (2016) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4878758/ Research by scientists in...