Weirdest object found in pu?

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Postby chamekke » Oct 9th, '08, 11:02

I am curious. Would you feel the same way (= not too bothered) if you found these strange items in your leaf tea?

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Postby shogun89 » Oct 9th, '08, 11:21

If I found some of this stuff in my loss leaf teas like greens and such I would not like it. See, with puerh you are not only brewing with boiling water but also rinsing it, the two of these combined should kill any harmful bacteria and whatnot. With greens and stuff you dont use a high enough temp to kill off any bacteria.

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Postby chamekke » Oct 9th, '08, 11:24

Fair enough. (Although the glass would really freak me out!)

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Postby shogun89 » Oct 9th, '08, 13:02

chamekke wrote:Fair enough. (Although the glass would really freak me out!)


The glass would not be comforting.

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Postby hop_goblin » Oct 9th, '08, 17:27

Yes I would think differnetly. I excuse the "suprises" more found in Puerh because of differences in processing. However, if I ever found a human tooth in my DHP I would be pissed!

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Postby JM » Oct 11th, '08, 13:58

I bought some last night and hope to brew it today sometime...but this thread freak me out a little...

I bought some that has already been broken up and looks like lose from Teopia.ca. How is it brewed?

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Postby Beidao » Oct 11th, '08, 14:37

I found a sunflower-seed in my Chennian Hong Thai Chang 2000. Not weird - but kind of nice!

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Postby Salsero » Oct 11th, '08, 14:43

JM wrote: I bought some last night and hope to brew it today sometime ...... How is it brewed?
Maybe you could be a little more specific about what you got. Is is sheng (raw, uncooked) or shu (cooked)?

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Postby JM » Oct 11th, '08, 15:07

:lol: Like I even knew their was a difference!

Here's what I bought : http://www.teaopia.ca/products2.cfm/ID/ ... -Black-Tea

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Postby Salsero » Oct 11th, '08, 15:22

Wow, I have no idea what that is! The description says Black Tea, but the photo seems to show some green parts like an oolong or a light darjeeling. It doesn't look like shu puerh, but I suppose it could be a sheng puerh, but I can't imagine why anyone would call that a black tea. Is there anyone there who can provide guidance about brewing? The good news is that it doesn't seem like something that would have strange stuff in it ... no rats' tails or insect bits!

It may be time to experiment.

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Postby JM » Oct 11th, '08, 15:35

I think it's listed as "black tea" because you add boiling water to it. The bag instructions are simple, add 1 teaspoon to your infuser and pour boiling water over it. It seems too simple...

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