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by gatmcm
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 43
Views: 10949

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

debunix wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Customs had time to brew gallons of tea with it before they released it to you.
:lol:

Have been brewing roasted oolongs on it as well, very good heat retention, very nice for wringing out the last bits.

Some qidan I had in it yesterday

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by gatmcm
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: Korean Teaware Showcase
Replies: 43
Views: 10949

Re: Korean Teaware Showcase

So here are the pics of the Hong Seong-il pot I got from the fundraiser, debunix's photos are much better but I thought I'd share anyway :lol: was surprised how thick the walls are, beautiful little pot Doesn't show up on camera but some of the dark specks have a sort of oily irridescence to them, r...
by gatmcm
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119079

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Yutaka Midori fukamushi while not a particularly difficult to brew sencha can still easily be messed up. Even after 1000s of sessions with this selection, I can still mess it up ... usually too much leaf ... after finishing off a bag of more forgiving Sae Midori. Then I remember to back off a bit i...
by gatmcm
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 2604

Re: starting from scratch with a $450 tea budget?

then some taiwanese oolongs: $20 60g https://tillermantea.net/product/cuifeng-high-mountain-oolong-winter-2018/ $30 60g https://tillermantea.net/product/lishan-high-mountain-oolong-winter-2018/ $30 120g https://tillermantea.net/product/dong-ding-laoshi-winter-2018/ $24 60g https://tillermantea.net/...
by gatmcm
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Favourite vessel size for puerh?
Replies: 11
Views: 1918

Re: Favourite vessel size for puerh?

I too started using bigger vessels for puerh, nowadays 120ml but even that seems small at times, sometimes a 150ml gaiwan if I want no muting, for young sheng for example. One thing I notice in higher ratios though is that accentuates 'special characteristics' that a tea might have, be it a cooling ...
by gatmcm
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What HeiCha are you drinking
Replies: 67
Views: 13826

Re: What HeiCha are you drinking

Having some 2012 cnnp fuzhuan I got from an ebay vendor I saw mentioned in a teachat discussion from 2 years ago, tea8hk Was still up at around the same price :D Very interesting flavour, sorta like those melon shaped bubble gums, which is odd since its been years since I had one of those. Seems to ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 945
Views: 143100

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Having some 2004 nan jian phoenix aroma that was included as a sample in my teapals order.
Strong tea, dont want to imagine drinking it young, strong camphor and aged out smoke, very pleasant, think I'm going to do an overnight steep to finish the session.
by gatmcm
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 132
Views: 15706

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

What pots were you unsure about? Note that not all of their pots are f1. They also sell a number of inexpensive pots from f2. Not too sure, was months ago, just a couple f1s and f2s with some sloppy base stamps, my f2 is has a bad stamp but not as bad. This was a completely uneducated hunch though,...
by gatmcm
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 132
Views: 15706

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Is that zishaartgallery site considered legit?
I remember browsing it a few months ago and seeing a couple pots I wasnt sure about so I sorta disregarded it.
Good to hear then :)
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 132
Views: 15706

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

Very nice :D
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 132
Views: 15706

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

I was under the opposite impression, that Westerners tend to use larger pots on average. Mhhh maybe we should do a poll! Was under the opposite one, for 'gong fu' people tend to go for really tiny pots with a lot of leaf and flash steeps(I myself did that for a while) instead of a more relaxed apro...
by gatmcm
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: The (Western) Yixing market
Replies: 132
Views: 15706

Re: The (Western) Yixing market

One thing that affects the attractiveness of the pots that have been popping up in the western market to me is the fact that a lot of the times they are very small sizes, I am aware that small pots are very popular in the west, but I know a few puer drinkers that prefer bigger sizes 120-200ml. More ...
by gatmcm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 264
Views: 43690

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

My speculation is that relatively high calcium bicarbonate Ca(HCO3)2 is actually a good thing, it will precipitates into scale through boiling anyways, but that it is some other forms of soluble Calcium (such as CaCl2, CaSO4,...) that make hard water dulling the taste. My other speculation is that ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Water Everywhere... What’s Your Water?
Replies: 264
Views: 43690

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

Interesting thread, I tried a bunch of the water available here, spring water in Portugal is very low tds for the most part, most mountains aren't limestone based, one I use is Serra da Estrela brand 39tds, 2.7mg/L calcium, not wildly different from the rest of the options but has been my favourite....
by gatmcm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Fixed-Price Sale
Topic: Hong Seong-il Teapot (90mL)
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: Hong Seong-il Teapot (90mL)

Interested :!:

(Edit: sent payment, forgot to put the item name in the comments but its this one)