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by Ethan Kurland
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145667

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

suggestions. a few new ones perhaps. I am drinking an aged oolong (from 1998). To me it feels gentle. I drank it twice in Tainan with several tea masters aged 50 - 75 years old who drink this tea in great quantity in tea sessions lasting a few hours. Some of them only drink aged, roasted oolong (LI...
by Ethan Kurland
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: White Tea
Topic: What White Are You Drinking
Replies: 66
Views: 11316

Re: What White Are You Drinking

debunix wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:22 pm
Fuding 'White Peony' Bai Mu Dan White Tea from Yunnan Sourcing, delightful spicy floral sweet. Lovely.
I never tasted spice drinking a white tea. Cool
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Difference between these 2 water boilers?
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Difference between these 2 water boilers?

It's not for tea, but my Vitamix blender, which I purchased around 10 years ago is still going strong. I use it every day, blending frozen fruit and veggies, and occasionally nuts and seeds. It's a workhorse. I'm not suggesting a well-made product should work, unimpeded, for 10+ years with no issue...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Kettles
Topic: Difference between these 2 water boilers?
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: Difference between these 2 water boilers?

debunix raises a ?, "What is a reasonable amount of time for an appliance to work properly?" If one gets good use from an $80 purchase for 4 years, great! There are many electric appliances that cost more $ & break down much quicker. It's a shame that loyalty to the brand was not rewarded. I have be...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 267
Views: 37587

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Hehuan Black: What one wants from a black tea (especially a Taiwan black) is provided by this season's outstanding black tea. The flavors are strong & deep. Nothing is amiss (no harshness nor bitterness). The drink is full-bodied, giving one a very satisfied feeling in the tummy. (Great for cold win...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Jin Jun Mei
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Jin Jun Mei

Hehuan Black: Sorry posted in wrong spot. Delicious flavor that is bold coming in a full-bodied brew that is smooth without any harshness or bitterness. In other words, everything about this tea pleases, nothing distracts from what it offers. It is not one of the most complex teas that I have enjoye...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Tea from Taiwan this season

If a tea is not that good that I don’t wish to buy at least a jin(600g) of it, then I don’t want to buy that tea at all. Oh, I wish there were more people of the same opinion! I am offering most of my teas in packs of 75-grams (1 in a 40 gr. pack; 1 in a 50; 1 in a 150 gr. pack); &, often fractions...
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Tea from Taiwan this season

LuckyMe wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:14 am
The unpredictability of harvests is why I buy gaoshan in sampler sizes (10g-25g).
If the sample pleases you, do you rush to order a significant quantity of that tea? 10 - 25 grams is just a tease.
by Ethan Kurland
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145667

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Now I understand, Victoria. I never got this feeling from any tea. Thinking about it, I remember now that once or twice on Teachat there were discussions about what was meant by minerals noting how different it is for one another. I drink Gerolsteiner sometimes (when I feel strong enough to carry so...
by Ethan Kurland
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145667

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Victoria wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:09 pm
This Alishan is really very smooth, buttery, and slightly effervescent coming from a pleasant minerality.
"Effervescent"---do you mean bubbly like seltzer.
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tea from Taiwan this season
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Tea from Taiwan this season

This season's tea from Taiwan: This season gaoshan is a disappointment. My palate told me that there was none to buy. I hoped to hear that now would be like what happened a year ago, that good gaoshan would be coming late. I was told by the same people who told me last year to be patient, that this ...
by Ethan Kurland
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: What Black Are You Drinking
Replies: 267
Views: 37587

Re: What Black Are You Drinking

Alishan Organic Black Tea:

This is complex & flavorful; flavors are bold but not harsh. Easy to prepare. I get 3 infusions using a modest amount of leaves for Western preparation.

It is enjoyable, satisfying, interesting, & very good value for $ (especially for an organic tea).
by Ethan Kurland
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: News, Publications, & Research
Topic: Norbu is closing its online store
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: Norbu is closing its online store

Bok wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 pm

Selling ... I've been toying with the idea a couple of times seen my geographical advantage, but it just seems not worth the effort.
For a man with a business, young family, & hobbies (you), I don't recommend it.
by Ethan Kurland
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 1140
Views: 145667

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Drinking oolong aged from 2005. The tea leaves were treated very much the same as Father Love & yield a similar drink, but for me how they differ is significant. The 2005's is much mellower. I taste the roast for sure, but it is not bold. (Although drinking Father Love is not an assault on one's mou...
by Ethan Kurland
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Ethan Kurland
Replies: 54
Views: 7365

Re: Ethan Kurland

I updated my list of teas in the post above this one. All but the Gaoshan (green oolong) are only sold here. Please look at the list & PM w/ ?s or orders. thanks