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by teasecret
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: My new blog, tea secrets
Replies: 32
Views: 7062

Re: My new blog, tea secrets

Just an update, I've made a bunch of posts. The most recent post is about a tea meetup I just had with my friend Joey. Might be fun to read!
https://teasecrets.home.blog/2019/01/12 ... 0-5-recap/
by teasecret
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 96
Views: 27191

Re: What White Are You Drinking

I'm drinking the Ding Ye "Lao Bai Cha" 2010 baimudan from Yunnan Sourcing. Really rich, with deep flower notes intact. Also really relaxing. Not sure if it's "7 years treasure" but it's certainly enjoyable.
by teasecret
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 142
Views: 33123

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I store my pu in big stock pots with bovedas. The boveda outside in the pic is just an extra one, ignore it. But I wanted to show a storage method I invented that is very cheap and simple. It's just an aluminum pie tin and a boveda pack. I don't know why nobody has thought of this as it is plastic a...
by teasecret
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 327
Views: 69401

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

I'm going to say that remineralized water is a crude solution and is not without its tradeoffs. I sometimes prefer not to use the mineralized water when I want a more natural refreshing taste. I didn't mention in the post but the Waterdrop filter is my go-to because it does NOT lower TDS. You heard ...
by teasecret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 959
Views: 187684

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Today trying the o-cha yame gyokuro for the first time. Could be really good value. Yummy, but doesn’t stack up to the tsurujirushi.
by teasecret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you choose what tea to drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 3717

Re: How do you choose what tea to drink?

As for me, sometimes I'm influenced by the season: sheng/green wulongs during spring, greens (especially Japanese greens) during summer, dark wulongs/shu during autumn/winter. Is that because of something you read about health, or just your gut feeling during each season? For me I have definitely b...
by teasecret
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novák & Randová Teaware
Replies: 73
Views: 13575

Re: Novak Teaware

Amazing teaware debunix, and amazing photography too! I never thought to make japanese greens in a Novak pot.
by teasecret
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novák & Randová Teaware
Replies: 73
Views: 13575

Re: Novak Teaware

I have three Novak pieces. They're all among my favorites. I can't say that I've noticed a difference from the clay that he uses but the aesthetics are wonderful :) Those are gorgeous! I love the tree bark pot. How did you get it? Here's what I got from the most recent buy. The pot on the right is ...
by teasecret
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Qi
Replies: 16
Views: 4586

Re: Qi

The reason it seems mystical for me as opposed to a sort of commonplace drug-like high is the feeling of oneness with nature that certain teas can bring. This puts it inline with psychedelics more than something like alcohol because of how it can be quite fulfilling and deep. I'll cite the title of ...
by teasecret
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you choose what tea to drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 3717

Re: How do you choose what tea to drink?

Do you decide in advance or more spontaneously? A bit of both. Oolong and black tea are my staple teas, and I always have at least four of each for variety. After that, I usually have at least one of each other varietyof tea. So I always decide in advance that I have at least a certain amount of ea...
by teasecret
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you choose what tea to drink?
Replies: 17
Views: 3717

How do you choose what tea to drink?

I'm very curious how you all choose what tea to drink. Do you decide in advance or more spontaneously? Especially wondering how you approach setting up a progression of teas to have with friends. I wrote a post on my approach ( https://teasecrets.home.blog/2018/12/29/deciding-what-to-drink/ ), but w...
by teasecret
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Novák & Randová Teaware
Replies: 73
Views: 13575

Novák & Randová Teaware

Just wanted to create a thread to discuss the teaware of Petr Novak and Mirka Randova. Some of their work can be found at Petr's old blog http://potsandtea.blogspot.cz/ . If you have any of their teaware, please post a picture and your experience of it. I am wondering how the european clay compares ...
by teasecret
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 327
Views: 69401

Re: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?

I wrote a post about my year-long exploration of water. https://teasecrets.home.blog/2018/12/28 ... -in-water/
TL;DR I mineralize my filtered tap water in a specific way.
by teasecret
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Tong-worthy teas
Replies: 7
Views: 3204

Re: Tong-worthy teas

I have not tonged anything, but I have gotten multiple cakes of the 2003 YS Mengsong Qiao Mu Iron Cake. It's great and great value. That one comes in a paper tong though! I have also considered CLT Daydream because it's good price/quality ratio, and the energy/taste was spot on for me. Edit: JK, I'v...