Feather in my tea!


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Feather in my tea!

Postby rosenkraftlos » Apr 4th, '08, 18:18

Today I was breaking up one of my pu erh tea cakes. I had already broken up about half of it and I was breaking up the other half. I found a feather in it! It's about 1/4 inch long, dark brown, there is no mistaking it, it is a feather!

Has anyone else ever had anything like this happen? How did a feather get in my tea, anyway?
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Postby andy825 » Apr 4th, '08, 19:31

Congratulations! I have found feathers, bugs, hair, bits of cement, half a pumpkin seed, and even once a cigarette butt (that was gross, and we sent that tea back) in sacks of tea. Tea is a natural product, picked by hand and often processed in the open. Stuff gets in there. Its not so big a deal.
Just pick out the feather and enjoy your tea! Boiling water makes it sterile anyway, right? ;)
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Postby rosenkraftlos » Apr 5th, '08, 14:19

I see… sounds good.
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Postby hop_goblin » Apr 6th, '08, 01:37

Pu-erh is processed very much as it has been for hundreds of years, and as a consequence, you will find various 'suprises' :lol:
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 6th, '08, 02:15

That just doesn't sound pleasant to me.
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Postby trent » Apr 6th, '08, 02:25

:shock: Avian flu... ah!!!!!
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Postby TaiPing Hou Kui » Apr 6th, '08, 02:32

I got a hair once! I suppose I wish I had gotten a feather....I suppose the order I would choose in reference to what people here have found would be: pumpkin seed, feather, hair, bug, cigarette butt....i dont know though...hair bug and cigarette butt are all pretty gross......but good pu is good pu i suppose!
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Postby osadczuk » Apr 6th, '08, 03:40

I dunno... The daughter of a parasitologist in me just has the heebie-jeebies.

Bird lice is bad.

Then again, I also can't eat sushi.

Moral? Never have a parasitologist as a parent, she ruins everything!
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Postby tenuki » Apr 6th, '08, 05:14

We had racoons find a way into our crawl space and use it as a community latrine until we figured it out. I grew up on a farm so was all ready to crawl down there and clean it myself until I did a bit of internet research. I can just imagine having a parasitologist as a parent, if we all knew half of what was out there none of us would sleep at night.
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 6th, '08, 05:21

I found myself a hair this evening. Always fun to find little surprises tucked away in a beeng.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 6th, '08, 11:10

Yikes! I can handle a feather over a hair. Not sure why, but yikes.
I'm new to Pu and this is freaking me out a little.
:shock:
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Postby Trioxin » Apr 6th, '08, 14:19

Victoria wrote:Yikes! I can handle a feather over a hair. Not sure why, but yikes.
I'm new to Pu and this is freaking me out a little.
:shock:

I wouldn't worry too much, of course I also have a cat so I'm used to finding hair in everything.
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Postby auggy » Apr 6th, '08, 20:19

Trioxin wrote:
Victoria wrote:Yikes! I can handle a feather over a hair. Not sure why, but yikes.
I'm new to Pu and this is freaking me out a little.
:shock:

I wouldn't worry too much, of course I also have a cat so I'm used to finding hair in everything.
With 7 cats I find kitty hair everywhere, including freshly opened food packages. But this thread is still making me a little freaked about pu! :D
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Re: Feather in my tea!

Postby BioHorn » Dec 14th, '11, 23:43

Google photos of the drying process. Tea is spread out over mats or just concrete. All kinds of things can blow in.
Have found human hair, rice. All sorts of little bits. If this seems gross then do not drink shu.

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Re: Feather in my tea!

Postby twinofmunin » Dec 15th, '11, 18:11

I also found a feather once; a tiny downy feather. For whatever reason, the feather charmed rather than disturbed me. Some of the other items that people have found... sound less charming.
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