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by vuanguyen
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24170

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

The part that isn't being fleshed out is how moisture content level, the relative humidity, is a big factor in when mold will grow. If the teas were being held at 80% RH they probably would mold; conventional wisdom is that 70% makes for an upper limit, but they typically won't at that level. Shift...
by vuanguyen
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

I like the cake too but for a different reason. It it the sweetest puerh tea I've ever tasted. More so than any other Yiwu teas from Wistaria or YQH. However, it has the most smoke in all my puerh cakes. I can still smell and taste the smoke at my last (9th) infusion. The Qi was not that strong for...
by vuanguyen
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

As a big fan of both Bulang teas and Malaysian storage, I've been drooling over that cake for quite some time... 6hrs later, and I'm still vibrating from this one. I like the cake too but for a different reason. It it the sweetest puerh tea I've ever tasted. More so than any other Yiwu teas from Wi...
by vuanguyen
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Any resources to learn about fake Puerh? I have been interested in learning more for the last year or two. So far the online contents are more about fake aged tea that can sell for $$$$, but not much about counterfeit teas within the last 10-20 years. Thanks :) not that I am aware of... not many wi...
by vuanguyen
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 129
Views: 24170

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Balthazar Thank you for sharing! What a great and simple idea! Before seeing your post, I have always thought a pumidor is too complicated to do. I am going to buy some Boveda packs, hygrometers and airtight containers. Anyone know what is the best ideal humidity to store puer teas? My tea friend t...
by vuanguyen
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Year 1999/2000 Kunming 8668 Red Mark Iron Beeng (Batch #1, Competition Batch) OCTO Is this a good tea? How does it taste? Is this similar to this cake sold on ebay? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Superb-Fine-Quality-2000-Kunming-Red-Mark-Hong-Yin-8668-Iron-Cake-Puerh-Tea-/132657407487 vuanguyen Yes. It's...
by vuanguyen
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

OCTO wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:33 am
Year 1999/2000 Kunming 8668 Red Mark Iron Beeng (Batch #1, Competition Batch)
@OCTO

Is this a good tea? How does it taste?
Is this similar to this cake sold on ebay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Superb-Fine-Qu ... 2657407487
by vuanguyen
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally getting teas from Emmett (Yang Qing Hao). Shipping was fast to California and only took 7 days for direct shipment from Taiwan using just EMS. First up...the 2006 Chawangshu. It's a Yiwu tea. At 85 cents per gram, is it better than the cheaper 2003 Wistaria ZiPin also from Yiwu? For me...no...
by vuanguyen
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally getting teas from Emmett (Yang Qing Hao). Shipping was fast to California and only took 7 days for direct shipment from Taiwan using just EMS. First up...the 2006 Chawangshu. It's a Yiwu tea. At 85 cents per gram, is it better than the cheaper 2003 Wistaria ZiPin also from Yiwu? For me...no...
by vuanguyen
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Finally getting teas from Emmett (Yang Qing Hao). Shipping was fast to California and only took 7 days for direct shipment from Taiwan using just EMS. First up...the 2006 Chawangshu. It's a Yiwu tea. At 85 cents per gram, is it better than the cheaper 2003 Wistaria ZiPin also from Yiwu? For me...nop...
by vuanguyen
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 786

Re: Resting Water

@Baisao
@faj

You guys/gals are freaking me out. First I have to worry about pesticides in my teas. Now I have to worry about lead in my pottery.

I wonder if there is a coffee forum like Teaforum. I also wonder if they worry about pesticides and lead.
by vuanguyen
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resting Water
Replies: 26
Views: 786

Re: Resting Water

I was in Egypt this past January before the pandemic. People in Egypt don't drink directly from their tap water. They put all of their water (tap, well, stream, etc) in clay pots overnight before drinking. This occurred in Cairo as well as all over the countryside. The owner at the Airbnb place I st...
by vuanguyen
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

EoT 2020 Yiwu Jiu Miao: Leather and resins in the front, sweetness and astringency in the back. I haven't had a lot of Yiwu but this isn't my favorite flavor profile but i enjoyed it due to it being different. pantry and others? What are your favorite raw puerh terroir and what makes you pick some ...
by vuanguyen
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

After 3 month of waiting, my teas from Essence of Teas have finally arrived. The 2001 Mengsa Old Tree was a fantastic tea! It was very sweet. I could not taste or smell any smoke. It also had good stamina. I was able to get 10 steeps. But the best thing about this tea was the euphoria. I was giggli...
by vuanguyen
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 1252
Views: 177150

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

After 3 month of waiting, my teas from Essence of Teas have finally arrived. The 2001 Mengsa Old Tree was a fantastic tea! It was very sweet. I could not taste or smell any smoke. It also had good stamina. I was able to get 10 steeps. But the best thing about this tea was the euphoria. I was gigglin...