Cakes for aging??

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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby shah82 » Jun 16th, '14, 19:01

for how much? dry or wet?

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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby AllanK » Jun 16th, '14, 19:24

shah82 wrote:for how much? dry or wet?

I am looking for a few cakes to age in my new Pumidor, they can be dry or wet aged cakes but I am looking for less than $100 a cake. That, currently, is my budget. I don't have the money to spend more than that on tea.

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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby shah82 » Jun 16th, '14, 20:01

What do you want when you finish aging, do you have an idea?

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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby AllanK » Jun 16th, '14, 20:24

shah82 wrote:What do you want when you finish aging, do you have an idea?

Drink good tea. I would like to start with semi aged cakes. I am already aging a large collection of mostly shu and some sheng the old fashioned way as my Pumidor is small. I have about twenty cakes in there and four tuochas. I am guessing I can fit 8 more cakes and four more tuochas. I have an order of three Dayis I just placed during Yunnan Sourcing's three day Dayi sale that I am waiting to be shipped via their new service of Small Parcel Express Mail. It is much cheaper than EMS and almost as fast with a limit of about 1.3 kg of tea or 2 kg with packaging. Once I get these delivered I will still have room for a few more cakes. I would like to get one good bing of gushu in the $300 range at some point but not now.

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Re: Cakes for aging??

Postby shah82 » Jun 16th, '14, 21:02

You can always pop some of Houde's leftovers in there, 2006 Fall CGHT or 2007 CGHT Hongyin, or some of the Yiwus, or the '06 mushroom.

Finepuer still seems to have some maybe decent factory cakes in that age range.

That was pretty much it. Last year, YS would have had a number of teas, most of them Hai Lang Hao, but now...no.

Stuck to 'banna tea. There are some non-banna teas availabe, if you like, and Chawangshop has a few older yiwus from god-knows-where at price points up to that $100 barrier. white2tea has a press of 2007 Hekai, and some other odds and ends from that time period.

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