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by pedant
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Bingcha Storage Options
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Bingcha Storage Options

Is there a theory behind sealing them, or not sealing them? I’m not looking to store cakes long term, but I’m new to Pu’er and have ordered 4-5 cakes...that I’m planning to drink in the next x months. I was thinking that by consuming the tea soon, I don’t have to worry much about storage. bags woul...
by pedant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Bingcha Storage Options
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Bingcha Storage Options

sometimes i seal them, sometimes i just use them as organizer sleeves in the pumidor and leave them open
by pedant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)

yup, lining tins (like old pewter ones) is a great use for it
by pedant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Bingcha Storage Options
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Bingcha Storage Options

for storing individual cakes, kraft boxes are always an option: https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/packaging-needs/kraft-paper-box-for-puerh-cake.html however, i've been using big ziplock bags. several friends recently did a group buy for bingcha bags and sample bags , and i thought i'd share ...
by pedant
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Natural Paper (mulberry, rice, etc.)

for wrapping bingcha and similar, i found this (thanks, phyllsheng ): https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/packaging-needs/hand-made-paper-for-packing-pressed-puerh-tea.html https://www.chawangshop.com/tea-hardware/packaging-needs/hand-made-paper-for-packing-pressed-puerh-tea-2.html rice paper i...
by pedant
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Sample Bags
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Sample Bags

Victoria , phyllsheng , and i recently did a group buy on sample bags. i'm pleased with the quality and price, so i thought i'd mention these. https://www.sorbentsystems.com/stockziplock.html see item 035MFS0675ZTE MylarFoil pouch with tamper evident zip seal and tear notch (bottom fed) dimensions:...
by pedant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?
Replies: 10
Views: 179

Re: Heat porcelain teapot on a candle stove?

I think it's hard to say if it will break the pot or not. Depends on the pot and on how close to the flame it is. I wouldn't try it with a precious pot.

Also the heating pads work well. That's a legit alternative.
by pedant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my sun tea safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Is my sun tea safe?

It's not the weirdest combo I've heard. Might be good.

Someone was telling me recently about drinking various tea + gin cocktails. Supposedly one made with dongding was kinda good.
by pedant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tea Travel Kit (homemade)
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Tea Travel Kit (homemade)

i know you requested a DIY kit, but here's another option.

i do something like shine magical above, but i would eventually like a travel kit that fits together neatly in one case and takes up less space (everything stacking together well)
by pedant
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is my sun tea safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Is my sun tea safe?

hey scobles, welcome to the forum. every tea is different. some of them naturally make a lot of cloudy/dusty stuff, so it's hard to say if that's just from your tea or from microbial activity. i would say that you are right to be concerned though. there's no guarantee that it is safe to drink becaus...
by pedant
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Mei leaf
Replies: 44
Views: 997

Re: Mei leaf

i've never tried mei leaf tea, but i've seen a few videos. i think for new people, they're entertaining and engaging, and they have some educational value. they're also clearly sales pitches (which is fine). i tend to stereotype vendors to a certain extent based on their location. as a US-based shop...
by pedant
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: FS: Hokujo kyusu 130mL
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: FS: Hokujo kyusu 130mL

sold
by pedant
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 50
Views: 1252

Re: Show Off Your Pets

cute!
Jo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:06 pm
She is a little hellion and is now 9 months old.
hah, same age as our kittens.
Jo wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:06 pm
Chip named her "Q", yep just like the character.
"Q" from star trek or james bond?
by pedant
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 50
Views: 1252

Re: Show Off Your Pets

Bok wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:11 pm
Sorry to deviate from the felines, but that pot is georgeous! I always admire his work, wonderful!
i just received it today. pretty sweet pot. i'll post more pics and my impressions of it after i use it more.
by pedant
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Show Off Your Pets
Replies: 50
Views: 1252

Re: Show Off Your Pets

thank you for sharing his story.

wow, good on you for saving him. that couldn't have been easy.

he was so cute. i love his face. very funny looking.