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by pantry
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4032
Views: 485397

Re: Yixing

TeaTotaling Thank you! Though I wasn't getting any promotion--just more work, less play, and same pay :? Glad to see you're active again after that short break from tea ;) I guess we got our duanni pot at about the same time. This benshan duan is currently my favorite pot--it just adds such an inte...
by pantry
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4032
Views: 485397

Re: Yixing

What difference do you feel it makes in the resulting tea? I like to use it with all black Hongcha, so simple ones. It makes it more dark chocolatey and less hay, barley and stuff like that. For JJM and other finer, more fruity black teas, I use a Gaiwan. I have yet to explore this pairing. I often...
by pantry
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324667

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Been slammed with work in this past couple weeks but still managed to fit in a couple sessions of Gedeng Gushu. I did a little comparison of the autumn and spring harvests from 2017 to 2019–it’s quite interesting how certain notes have deepened in just a few short years. Lovely tea!
by pantry
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: How to explain pleasant bitterness
Replies: 35
Views: 3140

Re: How to explain pleasant bitterness

Is the pleasant bitterness you're referring to the kind that turns into a subtle sweet taste? In Cantonese, there are two types of bitterness. 苦 (ku) and 甘 (gan). Ku is the pure bitter taste, and Gan refers to the bitter taste that turns into sweetness after the bitterness subsides. For me, 100% pur...
by pantry
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: YQH Puerh for Sale 2004 Dinji Yesheng

I'm also interested. PM'd!
by pantry
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4032
Views: 485397

Re: Yixing

I have this pot. I like it. what type of tea do you use it for? It looks like it might be a nice shape/size for yancha. I’ve been using it for yancha, and occasionally Dan cong. The size, shape, and pouring speed work well for it. Craftsmanship is very good (half handmade). I don’t own any antiques...
by pantry
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4032
Views: 485397

Re: Yixing

nohwonder wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:51 pm

Also curious what you all think of this pot: https://essenceoftea.com/collections/yi ... an-tea-pot.
I have this pot. I like it.
by pantry
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Can autumn harvest tea be this expensive?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Can autumn harvest tea be this expensive?

I have been observing Denong’s prices for a few years. Their biannual price increase can be extremely high. Their 100g famous mountain cakes from Spring 2018 went from $190 to $299 in just two years
by pantry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324667

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

klepto Glad you enjoy the tea! That huangpian is definitely worth stocking up :lol: Re: farmer-leaf. I've had several teas from them at different price points. They offer fair values for their teas. I'm interested in their 2020 Huey Wa -- anyone tried it? I've been going through them and enjoying t...
by pantry
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324667

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Yiwu Mountain Tea: 2019 Yiwu Gushu Huangpian Oily mouthfeel, Buttery sweet and delicate. Considering the price of this, it could be a daily drinker for me. Thanks to pantry for giving me the heads up and pointing out some of their teas to try out. I got some teaware in the mail at the same time so ...
by pantry
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: White Tea & Britney Spears?
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: White Tea & Britney Spears?

oh baybae baybae, how was I supposed to know? :lol:
by pantry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

Honestly from what I'm reading everybody pretty much was trying to say the same thing but framed it differently. - Shu pu was invented in the 70s, to feed the growing demand of wet storage puerh served with dim sum restaurants in HK - This is why some people say shu pu tries to emulate naturally age...
by pantry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: FS: Tea, Teapots & Tea book -- Summer Cleaning!
Replies: 23
Views: 3444

Re: FS: Tea, Teapots & Tea book -- Summer Cleaning!

Can you please contact me in DM for item #6? Thanks PM’d New members can’t yet PM, so best to communicate in this thread. See TeaSwap: Rules & Suggestions . Thanks, Victoria! I was able to click send message so I thought it worked. TeaHead Could you provide me a different way to contact you? Just f...
by pantry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?
Replies: 49
Views: 7304

Re: Adagio overtakes Steepster ?

Balthazar wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:46 pm
I agree with all of this.
I agree with you
by pantry
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?
Replies: 44
Views: 5136

Re: Telling the difference between sheng and shu when both have been stored Hong Kong style?

I'd certainly be interested to hear if anyone has a different explanation. I heard there was a Instagram discussion about this recently, but as I'm not on that platform I don't know what the counterpoints are. If I have time later I'll try to dig around a bit in Chinese sources. Ah, yes, I saw thos...