Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor


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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 1st, '11, 19:10

On special occasions I'll brew up some 50's Red Label, and just sip the tea clouds through a gold straw. I don't even bother drinking the tea. In the tea world, it's the most baller sh*t you can do! 8) Crazy cha qi!
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 2nd, '11, 03:28

In that case, I am not at all above begging for your leftovers!!!
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby teaisme » Dec 2nd, '11, 14:34

tingjunkie wrote: just sip the tea clouds through a gold straw


:lol:
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby gasninja » Dec 5th, '11, 01:24

I had some really sweet Eun Moo yesterday on a blend of two ten year old pu-erh. At one point it looked like there where two tea cloud huricanes spiraling around my cup at the same time. Not the biggest ive seen by a long shot but really mind blowing paterns I might not have noticed them if this thread hadn't had me looking for them.
sorry No pics though :(
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby Drax » Dec 5th, '11, 08:31

Hrm, I noticed this effect very strongly yesterday when I was enjoying a 2011 (yes, 2011) shu. I took a couple of pictures... will share when I get home tonight if I remember.

I'm not really sure I had noticed the effect before, but I had the right angle of light coming in from the window and it was extremely pronounced. Very cool to watch the patterns shift...
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 5th, '11, 11:43

Drax wrote:Hrm, I noticed this effect very strongly yesterday when I was enjoying a 2011 (yes, 2011) shu.


Not that surprising. I hate to be the mystical qi fog party pooper, but this effect is really dependent on two factors. 1) How dark the tea is (as the light colored steam stands out better against a dark background), and 2) how hot the tea/cup are (the hotter they are, the more steam). The age of the tea, its pedigree, or its value all have nothing to do with it.

This is not to say it isn't pretty though. :wink:
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby Drax » Dec 5th, '11, 13:03

Agreed, tingjunkie. I noticed that I could gently "blow away" the fog and it would quickly reform. It probably arises from steam condensing on dust particles in the air, in which case it would be independent of the tea and as you say -- more likely for hotter liquid, and more noticeable with darker liquid.
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby TIM » Dec 5th, '11, 17:46

Show Off Your Eun Moo!
One of my Cloud-Mist moment:
http://themandarinstea.blogspot.com/200 ... pping.html
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby Drax » Dec 5th, '11, 21:08

Here's a couple shots...!

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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby BioHorn » Dec 5th, '11, 22:25

Drax wrote:Here's a couple shots...!

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Nice! Those are very nice cups too.
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 6th, '11, 01:05

Free teapot to the first one who captures an image of the Virgin Mary or Buddha in their eun moo! :lol:

I see Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas in the above pic. Anyone else?
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 6th, '11, 01:10

And TIM!!! Your pic has Admiral Ackbar! Sweeeeeeeeeet. I think I found my new favorite game! :mrgreen:
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby Dresden » Dec 6th, '11, 01:15

tingjunkie wrote:I see Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas in the above pic. Anyone else?

Well now I do.... LOL

tingjunkie wrote:Free teapot to the first one who captures an image of the Virgin Mary or Buddha in their eun moo! :lol:

There are many Buddhas... Who's to say that it doesn't resemble one?
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby Dresden » Dec 6th, '11, 01:17

tingjunkie wrote:Admiral Ackbar!

It's a TRAP!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Eun Moo (Cloud and Fog) on the liquor

Postby tingjunkie » Dec 6th, '11, 01:33

Dresden wrote:There are many Buddhas... Who's to say that it doesn't resemble one?


Actually, I think if you meet the Buddha in your tea cup, you are supposed to blow him away. :lol:
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