See what I found in my Pu...

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby Kost_jap » Nov 11th, '10, 02:31

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found in the Imperial Golden Pu-erh of Menghai - Loose Ripe tea from YS

not sure what type of insect it is, looks well fried :)

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby Kost_jap » Nov 11th, '10, 03:11

nice and clean bug, suddenly no head, but little legs looks nasty and dangerous with these super sharp claws, taste was crunchy :(

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby IPT » Nov 11th, '10, 03:54

Holy Smokes! I've never run across one of those! :o

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby gargoylekitty » Nov 11th, '10, 04:25

D:
Oh, wow...

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby pgho » Nov 11th, '10, 04:56

Beautifully taken S.E.M. pictures

I suppose it does provide a good dose of traces minerals and exotic amino acids too. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby Kost_jap » Nov 11th, '10, 05:10

pgho wrote:Beautifully taken S.E.M. pictures
I suppose it does provide a good dose of traces minerals and exotic amino acids too. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I hope so! The tea tastes really good, but I'll never forget this crispy sound between my teeth :lol:

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby hop_goblin » Nov 11th, '10, 11:42

Well, actually hair pins are added to keep the maocha from falling apart. :lol:

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby Kost_jap » Nov 12th, '10, 19:31

finally bug was judged to be weevil, like Sitophilus, nothing to worry about. It is said rather usual insect for the long time keeping products like rice or tea.

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby heatwaves » Jan 17th, '11, 14:38

I just found sunflower seed shells in my sheng today. Never having heard about such a find, I thought it was pretty unique. Until I found this thread and thought, "Thank goodness it was only sunflower seeds!"

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby fracol » Jan 18th, '11, 09:36

Kost_jap wrote:nice and clean bug, suddenly no head, but little legs looks nasty and dangerous with these super sharp claws, taste was crunchy :(

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So you found the body......I wonder which brew the head will turn up in :shock:

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby MarshalN » Jan 18th, '11, 09:59

To be fair, since it's loose leaf, the bug may have been introduced into the tea long after the processing.

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Re: See what I found in my Pu...

Postby IPT » Jan 18th, '11, 11:36

Or you've already drank it. :o

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