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by gregcss
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 499
Views: 54821

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Elise wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Just tried this 2kg sheng « melon » 2007 (Mengku factory) bought from Yunnan Sourcing 8 years ago. As good as one would have expected by the rich fragrant smell of the dried melon.
Cheers!
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Wow!
by gregcss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6330

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

At present, I'm aging tea in cartons and tongs, but eventually I transfer cakes to plastic zip-top bags with cotton on the outside. This makes the tea much more aromatic after the first two years or so of natural decomposition, and also stops the loss of aromatics into the atmosphere. There is stil...
by gregcss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6330

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I found these at Target for $9. I picked up 2 of them to see how they do. I like the sealing strip to keep humidity in. 12 hours later ... they smell like plastic once I put some humidity in them :( I have this problem with a minifridge wine cooler I bought off craigslist. Maybe they can add humidi...
by gregcss
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What to look for in young sheng for aging potential?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: What to look for in young sheng for aging potential?

There are teas with older material already blended in so they have a jump start on the process. I'm a little confused. I thought old trees meant that the trees were older and had deeper roots and therefore extracted from deeper layers of nutrients and minerals (among other things). I also was under...
by gregcss
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6330

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

Wow, until reading this thread I didn't even know I should be regulating humidity and so forth. I've just been storing my tea on a shelf. That explains why the older cakes have been getting a bit flat! Does anyone have any recommended reading on how to set up something like all y'all have? Or maybe...
by gregcss
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6330

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I've decided against using a mini fridge for storage and currently trying out a couple things. I had a couple smallish plastic tubs that you can see below and put in some of my tea to see how it would fit. I just received a few 69% RH Boveda packs and tossed them in. I'll monitor the RH to see if it...
by gregcss
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommended ripes from YS?
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

I ordered about a dozen samples. Not much rhyme or reason to choices. I don't really know what I'm doing, but https://yunnansourcing.com/products/2017-yunnan-sourcing-yi-wu-rooster-ripe-pu-erh-tea-cake was my favorite out of all of them. Very interesting tea that changed a lot as the session procee...
by gregcss
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging puerh: what is your setup?
Replies: 65
Views: 6330

Re: Aging puerh: what is your setup?

I am fascinated with the wine cooler storage units posted here. I really think I may do that if the price is right. Below is what I use, clay and porcelain jars, and is only for tea I drink now. The cake at the bottom right just came in and is airing out. Winter here is the gauge reads 75F 30% humid...
by gregcss
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Recommended ripes from YS?
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Re: Recommended ripes from YS?

Thanks for the replies. Quite familiar with the standard dayi recipes, and I agree, they are safe and a good bang for the buck even when young. The HLH brick is ... very interesting. A bit pricey, even the gram price of the kilo brick, but since it's HLH I might just grab a sample or two just to tr...
by gregcss
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: What Pu'er Are You Drinking
Replies: 499
Views: 54821

Re: What Pu'er Are You Drinking

Received a few sheng samples and wanted to compare them during the same evening so tonight I had a few... 2008 YiWu Zheng Shan "Tong Xing Lao Zi Hao" - Fairly medium or strong medicinal/camphor scent from the dry leaves and little in the taste with woody / old library book undertones. 2007 YiWu Zhen...
by gregcss
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: Looking to sell my 120 ml silver teapot
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: Looking to sell my 120 ml silver teapot

I've been waiting for a 90ml-100ml silver teapot to popup but apparently they dont make them, or at least not yet. Obviously you are selling yours and curious how you liked it. Feel free to PM me. I've been using a hongni, zini, and jianshui teapot for puer and a porcelain gaiwan or glazed teapot fo...