MOLD!!!!!!!!!!!???????????


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Postby shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 21:15

TomVerlain wrote:intersting bit found on the inter-wibble

"The toxic yellow mold, Alaxotin Aspergillus Flavus is the fungus Saprophyte that can live on dead organic matter. It has not been a proven allergenic or toxic species to human beings.
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the charming wikipedia contributes...

"Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by many species of Aspergillus, a fungus, most notably Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Aflatoxins are toxic and among the most carcinogenic substances known.[1] After entering the body, aflatoxins are metabolized by the liver to a reactive intermediate, aflatoxin M1, an epoxide. Aflatoxin is frequently misspelled as aflotoxin and alfatoxin, which could be confused with alpha toxin."

Of course, they may just be "Flavor Crystals" :P



Thanks Tom! I dont like the sound of that! I know that Wesli has the same cake and I know that he did a review on it so I looked at his blogg hopping for some pictures and sure enough there are! The picture below have the same exact coloration on them that scared me. You can notice kinda some greenish yellow cloudy bloches on the areas the he flaked off. It almost lookes like someone gave the cake a dusting of chalk. Take a look. Thanks Wesli for the pictures. I guess this proves that all of these Guoyan 66 cakes have this and it isnt harmful. I guess I just didnt notice it beofre now.

http://bp2.blogger.com/_BiDLKbdnCFs/SFh ... G_1297.JPG

http://bp3.blogger.com/_BiDLKbdnCFs/SFh ... G_1300.JPG

http://bp3.blogger.com/_BiDLKbdnCFs/SFh ... G_1301.JPG

Thanks Wesli!!!!!

Whoops I just figured out that his cake is the 88. Oh well pretty darn similar.
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 22:24

I have consumed the tea. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 22:34

TomVerlain wrote:
shogun89 wrote:I have consumed the tea. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


shogun's last post ..... the tea box pass will now be the Shogun Memorial Tea Box Pass.....


hehe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 28th, '08, 22:40

sometimes when we use a pu knife to hack away at the cake, and the cake is really compressed, we see yellowish dust but this is more from the metal of the knife grating the tea and so thereby forming some pu dust that looks yellow but really is in fact chalky residue of pu. what do you think? i have seen this on a few occasions.
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 22:52

heavydoom wrote:sometimes when we use a pu knife to hack away at the cake, and the cake is really compressed, we see yellowish dust but this is more from the metal of the knife grating the tea and so thereby forming some pu dust that looks yellow but really is in fact chalky residue of pu. what do you think? i have seen this on a few occasions.


Quite possible. This is my only tightly compressed cake and I did use a metal pairing knife to do it with, and the tea put up a good bit of resistance. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Postby heavydoom » Aug 28th, '08, 22:57

we should not panic. please, take a deep breath...and relax.
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Postby Salsero » Aug 28th, '08, 23:19

Breathing, relaxing... Never has the pu thread reached this level of tension!
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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 28th, '08, 23:19

hop_goblin wrote:
heavydoom wrote:at least try it and see what the taste is like.


No, don't try it. Yellow mold should always be considered as toxic.



Sheesh, I have been saying it is toxic!
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 28th, '08, 23:35

I am live and kicking! hope I can say the same tomorrow. . . .
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Postby Salsero » Aug 28th, '08, 23:39

I can tell you are just putting up a brave front so we won't feel bad about your impending demise. What kind of flowers do you prefer?
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 29th, '08, 11:09

Salsero wrote:I can tell you are just putting up a brave front so we won't feel bad about your impending demise. What kind of flowers do you prefer?


I prefer camelia sinensis flowers and leaves. Once again Sal, I love your sense of Humor. The best part is. . . I still here!
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Postby bearsbearsbears » Aug 29th, '08, 12:02

1970s Guang Yun Gong bing, displaying some yellow specks of mold and some white fur:
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1940s Tong Chang Hao, displaying some mold:
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1990s Song Pin displaying white speck mold:
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A piece of blue stilton cheese:
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Postby Salsero » Aug 29th, '08, 12:07

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Once again, an infusion of reality from BBB!
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 29th, '08, 12:19

Hmmm, Thanks Bears. The stuff of my cake did not look like that and I assum it is not mold since I feel fine and it smells fine. This may also show how crazy some of us pu heads are. "Oh this tea might have a toxic yellow mold on it. . . lets brew some up and see what happens. . ."
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