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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2011, 13:42 »
The only shop I will go in Singapore.
 
http://www.kokotea.com/
Blk 4 Sago Lane (street level)
 Contact Number: (65) 62203061

Very friendly and reliable uncle who always goes to China for hidden gems

P/S: no connection with them


yup this is ong fatt hong. his brother runs a tea shop in hk tooq
maybe the human ear isn't good enough. we need measurements, figures, numbers, calculations to tell and convince us what good sound is. or do we have to satisfy an unspoken insecurity??

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« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2011, 14:06 »
Got a few "cylinders" of special edition pu er from him.  ;D ( not keeping to make money)

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2011, 17:48 »
no tea updates from everyone? :P
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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2011, 20:57 »
Just given 2 cakes of 30 year old pu-er. Question is after I break up the entire cake to pieces, where should I store the leaves - airtight containers?

I have prior horrid experiences with moldy cakes and even one with small white lice infestation in them.

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2011, 21:07 »
Yes, put in air tight container and leave it in the freezer.

Just go Wanglijiang, the best green tea in Qingdao, can't wait to try it when I am back home...... :D

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2011, 10:48 »
Just given 2 cakes of 30 year old pu-er. Question is after I break up the entire cake to pieces, where should I store the leaves - airtight containers?

I have prior horrid experiences with moldy cakes and even one with small white lice infestation in them.

wow! so fortunate to be given two cakes of that age. why break the cake to pieces!! what a waste :P you should use a pu-erh knife or a blunt butter knife and pry "slices" or "sheets" off the cake by poking it into the side of the cake. once you over-crumble the tea cake, the brew will be different already :P too rapid extraction.

is your storage place very humid? i dont seem to have issues storing tea cakes are room temp. if the tea leaves dont need further oxidation and are at the best as it can be already, then you can keep it air-tight. if you want to put it into the fridge, make sure the container does not permit any gaseous exchange, tea is very capable in absorbing all sorts of wierd odours.
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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2011, 11:05 »
just got a gift from my boss from taiwan







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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2011, 14:46 »
Your photography is good

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2017, 00:15 »
for example in the case of longjing tea 龙井茶, it is best to buy during the second week of march which is usually the time of first harvest. for the best quality, go to longjing 龙井 at hangzhou 杭州 personally and buy right at the plantation for the first few times, and once you know these people (owners), you may get them to courier the stuff to you (singapore) at very reasonable prices. to ship 1 kati (~625g) of tea to singapore costs only ~s$20 or thereabouts

otherwise you can always buy from the many tea plantations with web presence but at not-so-attractive published rates ;D

http://www.google.com.sg/search?num=20&hl=en&newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&biw=1138&bih=581&q=%E9%BE%99%E4%BA%95%E8%8C%B6&oq=%E9%BE%99%E4%BA%95%E8%8C%B6&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=f&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=188131l188131l0l1l1l0l0l0l0l240l240l2-1


It seems to me SGD prices are at least twice that of the tea I can find from taobao. Do you know where I can find decent green/white tea at a price which isn't crazily marked up in Singapore? Or perhaps do you have any lobang? xD

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2017, 00:34 »
I do my tea shopping overseas..
Mainly China, except for Oolong, which I get from Taiwan.
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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2017, 00:42 »
Would it be advisable for me to buy my tea from tmall through an agent(SGshop)? I'm trying to buy longjing tea and it seems a lot cheaper to buy from China through taobao than to purchase it locally from tea shops in Singapore.

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2017, 13:38 »
Glad to know that there's a group here that is fascinated with tea and audio.

This is Maliandao, I presume.
Was my favorite haunt every weekend when I was in Beijing back in 11-12 and my stash of grass was bought in this place from a core group of dealers. I'm a Pu erh drinker, both ripe and old raw. Malaysia stored pu erh is well accepted.
Drinking a '06 Golden Bud now.

There is a tea street in Beijing, with a huge DVD warehouse close by.



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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2017, 11:53 »
Great to know XP brothers also like Chinese tea  :)

Anyone can suggest 1 or 2 good tea shop in Shanghai? I would like to buy some puer when I'm there next month.

Thanks.

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Re: Chinese Tea discussion thread
« Reply #43 on: March 05, 2017, 12:16 »
Great to know XP brothers also like Chinese tea  :)

Anyone can suggest 1 or 2 good tea shop in Shanghai? I would like to buy some puer when I'm there next month.

Thanks.

wongkahkui
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If you don't have a preference, go to the franchise with the green signs, at least you get a fair price and won't be cheated.
The shops are found in many department stores and malls.


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« Reply #44 on: March 05, 2017, 12:19 »
Glad to know that there's a group here that is fascinated with tea and audio.

This is Maliandao, I presume.
Was my favorite haunt every weekend when I was in Beijing back in 11-12 and my stash of grass was bought in this place from a core group of dealers. I'm a Pu erh drinker, both ripe and old raw. Malaysia stored pu erh is well accepted.
Drinking a '06 Golden Bud now.

Go to Yunnan for the best stuff, but that chain I posted has decent stock too.
I bought a lot from them last year.
Also bought a lot of LongJin in ROC last month.. smooth tea..
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