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by gatmcm
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tea farm in Portugal
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Tea farm in Portugal

I got to visit a tea farm here in Portugal last month, it's located close to Porto, they are aiming to make Japanese style tea. Part of the plantation is in rows like this using the field that used to be a vineyard with fruit trees on each side (mostly apples and pears), you can see the difference b...
by gatmcm
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you don’t have teaware…
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

Re: If you don’t have teaware…

tealifehk wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 am

I always take a portable teapot in a padded case and this time I took a set of three Chaozhou cups. Carry a little pu in a pouch and buy water and you're set!
How was your trip? From the news Barcelona looked hectic with all the separatist protests
by gatmcm
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If you don’t have teaware…
Replies: 12
Views: 4534

Re: If you don’t have teaware…

Lately I've been granpastyling more and more when not at home, I've used similar setups for gong fu outside or in non tea enthusiast's houses but not having much success due to the water, the stronger brew grandpa provides seems to be more forgiving of water quality. Maybe I should just edc a cake, ...
by gatmcm
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drinking Cups & Bowls: Size and Material ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Re: Drinking Cups & Bowls: Size and Material ?

I like using a drinking vessel a slightly bigger than the brewing vessel so I can have one brew in the cup and one cooling in the chahai, my usual cup is a short wide one because I drink mostly puer and it cools faster, it has about 80ml useful volume 110ml filed to the top [media]https://www.instag...
by gatmcm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 100
Views: 37386

Re: What White Are You Drinking

Those leaves look big and so thick that they can handle boiling water. Tea plantations in the Azores, yet another reason for me to want to visit. I designed a house in Barcelona with the client requesting inspiration from Azores dwellings built into volcanic hillsides, all curves, no corners. What ...
by gatmcm
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 100
Views: 37386

Re: What White Are You Drinking

Today I had some 2017 Azores white, the flavour reminds me of green grapes, its pretty sturdy I use boiling water and don't feel there is any bitterness there to extract and at high temps the body feels fuller.

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by gatmcm
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324669

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Today some casual drinking, some 2016 dayi 0532 grandpa style, I was a bit weary of getting it because it was so young but its by far the shou I drink most often, only have about 50g left from the bing I bought last year, its well rounded and full bodied perfect for no frills brewing.
by gatmcm
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 144
Views: 42562

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

This is an interesting topic, right now, after a few iterations I've reached some balance, I use a plastic storage box with some soaked terracotta for added humidity, they're soaked with boiling water so they remain relatively sterile. I've tried some crocks and other systems before but the clear pl...
by gatmcm
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Troubleshooting: Site Issues & Bug Reports
Replies: 71
Views: 27362

Re: Troubleshooting: Site Issues

One thing I noticed is when I click the a post in the 'new posts' section I'm directed to page one even if there are multiple pages, shouldn't it redirect me to the latest post?
by gatmcm
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324669

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Today I drank a 2006 Fuhai 7536, got it as a free sample from my latest order, last time I tried it the water wasn't the best so this was like the first real tasting. Tight compression. The heated dry leaf smelled like roasted apples and clove, really nice and autumnal. The first infusions after it ...
by gatmcm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Image Posting Tests
Replies: 21
Views: 9476

Re: Image Posting Tests

I was on my iPad Pro before, now on desktop it links to your pictures. Can you check if my post links correctly for you? https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=17 Seems to be working fine, both on desktop and on my samsung tablet it redirects to the gallery with the two pics, note I'm not us...
by gatmcm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Image Posting Tests
Replies: 21
Views: 9476

Re: Image Posting Tests

Hmm, when I click on gatmcm image hosted at Imgur, and select ‘open in imagur’ it goes to various places at different times; the posted image, my own Imgur images or to a general Imgur area. It seems to be a glitch. Anyone else’s notice this? https://www.teaforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=18 Also, i...
by gatmcm
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 4032
Views: 485398

Re: Yixing

- Size of pot: 60ml - Clay type: Hei ni - ~6s pour - 80's - Use it mainly for semi aged puer, have some white tea I find it pairs well with from time to time but don't drink it often enough to dedicate a pot to it - What is the effect of the pot on tea? Mostly mutes high notes, I find it smooths out...
by gatmcm
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1688
Views: 324669

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Drinking some 2006 De He Xing I recently got from adventureineverycup, I feel only now it has settled from the air travel and re-humidified nicely.
Nice aged taste with some strong bitterness, just how I like it :D