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by pantry
Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?
Replies: 52
Views: 12171

Re: Different ways to brew WuYi YanCha... what’s your favourite?

I'm still pretty much experimenting with my Yancha brewing at this point. Been using a small gaiwan and occasionally a high quality zini pot and a Chaozhou pot. Without a proper guidance, I really don't know what I'm doing. For example, I feel like I don't taste anything special from the tea from th...
by pantry
Fri May 31, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Please some advice on Dancong
Replies: 44
Views: 11500

Re: Please some advice on Dancong

@theredbaron I just sampled Cindy's old bush Milan Xiang DC, and thought it was quite nice. Very fragrant. Nice lychee aroma. A little greener than similar DC I had in the past, but not too bad. The Duck Shit one is more green I think
by pantry
Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 15865

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

That pot is ridiculous! Most expensive and if you ask me most ugly teapot as welll... In regards to performance, it does not really say what the inside consists of, I doubt there are stones inside as well. Diamond has the highest thermal conductivity of known material, so it's probably quite awful ...
by pantry
Thu May 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Tillerman Tea
Replies: 44
Views: 9322

Re: Tillerman Tea

Thanks for the offer! Will give you a visit one of these weekends 🙏
by pantry
Thu May 30, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 15865

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

pantry it’s just a question of funds ;) Well, we are on a thread titled ‘small pockets’, so there you have it haha :lol: Victoria I got a mogake pot by hokujo. I think @bok got one last year and liked it too? (on a side note, I always feel like a creep reading all you guys’ older posts/discussions ...
by pantry
Wed May 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1778
Views: 362418

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

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by pantry
Wed May 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 15865

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

@Bok It’s unlikely I could score a real Zhuni. Took me an extremely long time to even dip into Yixing-ware!

@Victoria I just ordered a 85ml Tokoname kyuusu—hope it’d do the job! With Tokoname, do you stick to one type of teas in the same fashion as with Yixing?
by pantry
Wed May 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Tillerman Tea
Replies: 44
Views: 9322

Re: Tillerman Tea

I’ve been meaning to visit your store and try your teas in person since I’m nearby. But it looks like you’re only operating online now?
by pantry
Mon May 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Heating Elements
Replies: 43
Views: 11969

Re: Heating Elements

Which part at the bottom did you recommend re-gluing? Did you mean the plastic case or the gotoku legs? It’s the bottom of the lacquer box that needs regluing. I think that the reflective insert must help it heat faster since it reflects radiant heat. Ah, yours came housed in the wooden furo! Makes...
by pantry
Mon May 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

...I only avoid it because of the pesticide concern. Hi.. can you tell me more about this? Thanks for your reply I read it from a news article a while back about some of the biggest, internationally known tea brands having the most pesticide residues in a lab test. The company even had to come out ...
by pantry
Mon May 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Kettles & Heating Elements
Topic: Heating Elements
Replies: 43
Views: 11969

Re: Heating Elements

I have one of those! Still need to find a furo to house it, and I'm not using a transformer (is that safe?). I like that it's quiet, but takes forever to boil. I usually bring the water to boil on a stove before transferring to this heater. IMG_0317.JPG If you get one, knock out the bottom, which is...
by pantry
Sun May 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What's in Lipton Teabags??
Replies: 28
Views: 6980

Re: What's in Lipton Teabags??

Ethan Kurland Thank you so much for your informative reply. Sometimes i like to make very strong tea. And i am a bit addicted to it, I'd rather not dunk 2 teabags into a Mug and look like a weirdo around my room mates. I thought it was as simple as getting it in loose leaf and heaping it into my cu...
by pantry
Sat May 25, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...
Replies: 65
Views: 15865

Re: For Shui Ping lovers with small pockets...

Bok wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:26 am
pantry nothing keeps you from filling a pot only 3/4...

Apart from that, I find the ideal size for this kind of tea in the 60-80ml range.
Thanks! Yes, I’ve been brewing it 3/4 way, but thought it’d be nice to have a more dedicated pot for yancha :)
by pantry
Fri May 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1778
Views: 362418

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

So glad you're enjoying them! How much Rou Gui are you using and what size is your gaiwan / yixing? It could be an issue of not enough leaf. Often with yancha you need a bit higher concentration, with shorter steeps. I was using a travel-size gaiwan that brews about 60ml of tea (broke 4 full sized ...