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by gatmcm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Free Giveaway
Topic: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild" [GIVEAWAY]
Replies: 31
Views: 4437

Re: 2007 Yibang Cha Ma Si "Mansa Wild"

Guess I'll break the ice and say im interested :lol:
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 64
Views: 10423

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Clay and craftsmanship look suspect. Details are poorly done and don’t look right. Thank you for your input, guess I'll save my money then, was a bit confused due to the large variation between the 2 in the tc post, the clay does in fact look off but I thought it could be perhaps the photo, my own ...
by gatmcm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Factory or Faketory?
Replies: 64
Views: 10423

Re: Factory or Faketory?

Was considering a yixing that popped up on classifieds here in portugal, after seeing a thread on teachat with 2 versions of that type of pot I was both convinced it was fake and real :lol: Can someone tell me if its an obvious fake? Though I understand if you dont want to, one thing is appraising a...
by gatmcm
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: The place where water turns tea purple...
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: The place where water turns tea purple...

Having drank that water I'd assume it isnt the best for tea, and what they say about it being able to oversteep without being bitter sounds similar to the muting you get with hard water. As for the purple effect, of which I didnt know until now, id wager it is about the sulfur, the area where the wa...
by gatmcm
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I also enjoyed O-Cha’s Nagasaki Organic Guricha, his other kamairi (pan fried, not steamed) sincha. One thing I noticed with this sincha is it prefers to be steeped with less leaf, and less time, 6.6gr/230ml/170f/90, 30, 60sec in Emu 230ml shudei. It has a subtle umami, seaside, nutty sweetness, bu...
by gatmcm
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Been having o-cha's Kamairi Tamaryokucha, being pan fried makes it a good change of pace from the usual sencha.
by gatmcm
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online Tea Vendors dispatching from within the EU (European Union)
Replies: 55
Views: 7383

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

I'm pretty sure they just have my name down as the crazy tea guy at this point and charge me because of that :lol:
by gatmcm
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Online Tea Vendors dispatching from within the EU (European Union)
Replies: 55
Views: 7383

Re: Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

I have a lot of trouble with customs as well, I just keep that added cost in mind when buying, if it goes through good, if it gets caught at least I was expecting it :cry: Whenever possible to keep it under the ~20eu threshold (includes shipping) it's exempt. Avoid fedex and similar services like th...
by gatmcm
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Opened my bag of aoi asamushi from ocha, really nice change of pace from the 2 fukamushi I had before (sae and yutaka midori)
So far it's been 3 for 3 on the teas I saw reccomended in the shincha thread :)
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by gatmcm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1302
Views: 184205

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Had some 2018 Rou Gui from lazycat, great balanced tea but I've been a bit under the weather lately so couldnt taste all it has to offer.

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by gatmcm
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Ode to the Kyusu
Replies: 338
Views: 57219

Re: Ode to the Kyusu

So I finally succumbed to peer pressure and decided to get a japanese teapot :lol: Back handle pot from Tsuchihira Eiichi via Artistic Nippon, it's listed at 140ml, probably closer to 110 usable, great for solo drinking Was in need of a pot capable of brewing fukamushi, previously I was using one of...
by gatmcm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 287
Views: 50607

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Drank some of lazycattea's zheng shan xiao zhong yesterday, been craving this tea ever since I had a sample a year ago before he opened the store.
Very smooth and pleasant and a different profile from most hongcha ive had, even other zsxz
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Finished my bag of sae midori, had the yutaka midori today, quite different but just as good, I can get used to drinking sencha every day like this ;) thinking of picking up the aoi next, since I i got these two based on the shincha order topic and thats the next on the list
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

Where do you live that it took that long for your order. Portugal, sadly tea in general has been a problem regarding customs, not just the waiting part, but the tax part, its adding up to becoming real expensive in relation to the value of the tea. But ive learned my lesson, with o-cha it isnt too ...
by gatmcm
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 851
Views: 119087

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

My o-cha order finally arrived after customs took a whole month to sort the damn thing, enjoying some sae midori, wait was worth it, still new at this but been getting good results even when brewing carelessly :)