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Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by kyarazen » Feb 23rd 16 3:27 am

some valuable perspectives!

from Zhouyu, founder of Wisteria tea house
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdYY_2X ... e=youtu.be


from Li Shuyun (singaporean!), whom had help build the chaxi culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOSe-EF ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by steanze » Feb 23rd 16 5:57 am

Nice videos, thanks!!

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by pedant » Feb 23rd 16 6:24 am

nice!

i've noticed that there are a lot of high quality tea videos on youtube with hardcoded chinese subtitles. i just started working on a script to automatically take a video and perform OCR on the subtitles, google translate them, and then re-subtitle the video in english. will post later if people are interested

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Bok » Feb 23rd 16 7:00 am

Thanks for the links, nice stuff!

I was surprised how fair the prices and quality of the Wistaria tea house are, compared to others. Good spot to try a few new teas you wouldn’t normally buy. Although the ratio foreigner/Taiwanese is almost 50/50 at times :wink:

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by kyarazen » Feb 23rd 16 8:06 am

coffee siphon to brew old tea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74bse3OygeA

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Bok » Feb 23rd 16 8:16 am

kyarazen wrote:coffee siphon to brew old tea!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74bse3OygeA
I’ve seen this guy in a book before! (Chinese book about a variety of “Tea people” all over Taiwan). Big question is, how is the taste?

I know from personal experience that for coffee at least, it is probably the best way to prepare it.

For me though, it would take away the pleasure of handling teaware. Siphon is just a bit too sterile for me… My brother in law was joking he uses the same equipment in his lab (he’s a chemist).

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by teaverve » Feb 23rd 16 7:32 pm

wow, great videos. Thanks for sharing. Particularly the last one, the tea he brewed looks to be oolong tea from 20s. :shock: Can anyone share insight into what an ~100 year old oolong tea taste like?

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Frisbeehead » Feb 25th 16 3:25 am

Here's one that I really like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2L5TeS ... LnxhbX3fbQ

It's a video about the making of Yixing teapots. And it is in fantastic quality, the images are wonderful.

It's done by CCTV, and I have liked most of their documentary shows on tea so far. They have a series all about Wuyi yancha, which is awesome too.

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by CWarren » Feb 25th 16 4:07 am

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by steanze » Feb 25th 16 4:21 am

CWarren wrote:
Frisbeehead wrote:Here's one that I really like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2L5TeS ... LnxhbX3fbQ

It's a video about the making of Yixing teapots. And it is in fantastic quality, the images are wonderful.

It's done by CCTV, and I have liked most of their documentary shows on tea so far. They have a series all about Wuyi yancha, which is awesome too.
Thank you for sharing Frisbeehead, beautiful video.

CWarren
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only detail, as far as I know people don't use dragon kilns any more :)

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by ahasja » Feb 25th 16 8:54 am

kyarazen wrote:some valuable perspectives!

from Zhouyu, founder of Wisteria tea house
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdYY_2X ... e=youtu.be


from Li Shuyun (singaporean!), whom had help build the chaxi culture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOSe-EF ... e=youtu.be
Thanks for posting the videos. Also I don't understand a word, i liked seeing Zhouyu preparing his tea. I never befor saw someone put a tea pot in a bowl. Is it something traditional? Has the bowl a name? Sorry, for those newbie questions.

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Bok » Feb 25th 16 9:18 am

ahasja wrote:I never befor saw someone put a tea pot in a bowl. Is it something traditional? Has the bowl a name? Sorry, for those newbie questions.
Quite common in Asia and among “tea people” in general. Any deep dish/flat bowl will do. One of the multitude of accessories people use to prevent spilled water to spoil the table etc.

More elegant and refined than a tea tray. But one needs more control of the tea brewing as you can not randomly spill too much water.

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by ahasja » Feb 25th 16 11:44 am

Bok wrote:Quite common in Asia and among “tea people” in general. Any deep dish/flat bowl will do. One of the multitude of accessories people use to prevent spilled water to spoil the table etc.

More elegant and refined than a tea tray. But one needs more control of the tea brewing as you can not randomly spill too much water.
Thanks for the reply. I use a normal Bamboo Gongfu Tea Table Serving Tray. Does this "dish/flat bowl" also has a name (if I want to look for a set with fitting tea cups)?

What I like about it, is the idea, that the warm water stays close to the tea pot, "warming" it from down.

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Bok » Feb 25th 16 3:30 pm

ahasja wrote: Thanks for the reply. I use a normal Bamboo Gongfu Tea Table Serving Tray. Does this "dish/flat bowl" also has a name (if I want to look for a set with fitting tea cups)?

What I like about it, is the idea, that the warm water stays close to the tea pot, "warming" it from down.
Name is just plate or bowl... panzi, wan.
Those are really just common everyday dishes. But people tend to use antique plates because they look nicer. At my parents I used a vintage soup plate, worked pretty well.

Similar but more specifically made for tea are so called tea boats.
Google it and you will find them in all sorts of shapes.

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Re: Watch-worthy videos on Tea/Teawares!

by Puerlife » Feb 25th 16 3:50 pm

Frisbeehead wrote:Here's one that I really like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2L5TeS ... LnxhbX3fbQ

It's a video about the making of Yixing teapots. And it is in fantastic quality, the images are wonderful.

It's done by CCTV, and I have liked most of their documentary shows on tea so far. They have a series all about Wuyi yancha, which is awesome too.
Lovely video, I learned so much, but170 million yuan? That's 26 million dollars. Please tell me that's a mistake. That cannot be right.