Official Pu of the day


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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby tst » Jul 24th, '14, 00:28

So, what you're saying is we should never fall into the trap of 'never', only mostly consider 'never'?

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Tead Off » Jul 23rd, '14, 23:55

Exempt wrote:
William wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.

I don't know about anyone else but if I heard that a tea was stored with silica and oxygen absorbers I would never purchase that tea, or any tea from that seller most likely. It's good that you had a good experience with it but that is completely against what conventional knowledge states on storing puerh. It would be like someone trying to sell aged oolong that was in an environment with high humidity and oxygen/airflow :shock:

If you examine your life, you begin to see that there is often a difference between what you 'think' and your actual experience. After awhile, brainwashing becomes 'conventional knowledge'.

I think it's important to keep an open mind and not fall into the trap of 'never'.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby shah82 » Jul 23rd, '14, 20:25

That is not true, BW85.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby BW85 » Jul 23rd, '14, 18:33

BW85 wrote:
William wrote:
Exempt wrote:
William wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.

I don't know about anyone else but if I heard that a tea was stored with silica and oxygen absorbers I would never purchase that tea, or any tea from that seller most likely. It's good that you had a good experience with it but that is completely against what conventional knowledge states on storing puerh. It would be like someone trying to sell aged oolong that was in an environment with high humidity and oxygen/airflow :shock:


I am not writing in this forum with the purpose of convincing the eventual reader, I am just reporting my experience. I had an incredible session, this is what matters.

Regards.


What I think is interesting is that when ever someone mentions sealed storage how quick people are to shoot it down because it goes against "conventional wisdom" yet these people seem to have never tried tea stored in this fashion. Everyone who actually has had a session with sealed puer all seem to be convinced of the benifets this method has to offer, saying the taste of the tea speaks for itself. Both storage methods will give you a different end product, and one isn't necessarily better than the other if you drink with an open mind

I love traditional stored tea, but I'd be very interested in trying some sealed storage tea (if anyone wants to send me a sample :D hint hint teaism or william)
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby BW85 » Jul 23rd, '14, 18:30

William wrote:
Exempt wrote:
William wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.

I don't know about anyone else but if I heard that a tea was stored with silica and oxygen absorbers I would never purchase that tea, or any tea from that seller most likely. It's good that you had a good experience with it but that is completely against what conventional knowledge states on storing puerh. It would be like someone trying to sell aged oolong that was in an environment with high humidity and oxygen/airflow :shock:


I am not writing in this forum with the purpose of convincing the eventual reader, I am just reporting my experience. I had an incredible session, this is what matters.

Regards.


What I think is interesting is that when ever someone mentions sealed storage how quick people are to shoot it down because it goes against "conventional wisdom" yet these people seem to have never tried tea stored in this fashion. Everyone who actually has had a session with sealed puer all seem to be convinced of the benifets this method has to offer, saying the taste of the tea speaks for itself. Both storage methods will give you a different end product, and one isn't necessarily better than the other if you drink with an open mind

I love traditional stored tea, but I'd be very interested in trying some sealed storage tea (if anyone wants to send me a sample :D hint hint )
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby debunix » Jul 23rd, '14, 16:57

Another day at the office, another couple of tea drinkers enchanted by puerh: I set myself up for a nice quiet session with a 1993 CNNP puerh, a small sample included as a gift from Greg at Norbu, and while I was just getting started, a tech support person came by to help me troubleshoot an issue. She was quite helpful, and she already liked green tea, so I shared a cup with her. She was quite impressed. I made she she had the right spelling and a few tea source links before she left. Then I was walking down the hall to share a bit more with my usual office tea buddies, and the high school student who is working with us for a few weeks also liked tea, so he got a cup too. This evening there will be quite a few cups to wash, and perhaps a few new puerh fanciers ready to explore on their own. This is a really nice earthy/sweet aged tea, quite a lovely introduction to how nice puerh can be.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Jul 23rd, '14, 15:53

Exempt wrote:
William wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.

I don't know about anyone else but if I heard that a tea was stored with silica and oxygen absorbers I would never purchase that tea, or any tea from that seller most likely. It's good that you had a good experience with it but that is completely against what conventional knowledge states on storing puerh. It would be like someone trying to sell aged oolong that was in an environment with high humidity and oxygen/airflow :shock:


I am not writing in this forum with the purpose of convincing the eventual reader, I am just reporting my experience. I had an incredible session, this is what matters.

Regards.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Exempt » Jul 23rd, '14, 15:36

William wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.

I don't know about anyone else but if I heard that a tea was stored with silica and oxygen absorbers I would never purchase that tea, or any tea from that seller most likely. It's good that you had a good experience with it but that is completely against what conventional knowledge states on storing puerh. It would be like someone trying to sell aged oolong that was in an environment with high humidity and oxygen/airflow :shock:
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Jul 23rd, '14, 05:45

kyarazen wrote:
William wrote:No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.


wow.. non commercial i suppose, i havent come across anyone sealing tea with both sillica and oxygen absorber. will be impressed to know if a tea shop does that :)


I am one of them :mrgreen: .. But I think that I am not the only one!
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby kyarazen » Jul 23rd, '14, 05:24

William wrote:No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.


wow.. non commercial i suppose, i havent come across anyone sealing tea with both sillica and oxygen absorber. will be impressed to know if a tea shop does that :)
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Jul 23rd, '14, 04:15

Tead Off wrote:
William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?


No. Ii was sealed with oxygen absorber and silica bag, but not vacuum sealed. Seems to be the same, but actually I am not sure if it is the same. Different quantity of nitrogen inside the bag, due to the lack of oxygen, can lead to different results. I am not sure of all this, still at an early stage of experimentation.

The tea was wonderful, this is ultimately what matters. :wink:

Regards.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Tead Off » Jul 23rd, '14, 03:25

William wrote:Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

Regards.

Do you mean it has been under vacuum seal all this time?
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby William » Jul 22nd, '14, 20:24

Had a long session with some wild DXS from 2004, stored without any contact with air or moisture for its (albeit short) life. Amazing tea.

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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby JakubT » Jul 21st, '14, 11:31

Concerning the White Whale, I'm not sure there was a hype to start with... I guess it's appealing because it is a bit agend and cheap (though not necessarily super-cheap for what it is, but that's a matter of opinion, I guess), rather than anybody saying that it is generally awesome.

I think its smokiness tends to depend on the exact piece of the brick and probably a couple other factors (e.g., filtered water gave me less smoke, yixing clay has cleaned up a lot of smoke too). I got consistently inconsistent amount of smoke in my sessions with it.

For myself, in a $60-per-400g 2002, there could me much worse faults, e.g., due to poor storage, than a bit of occasional smoke. Then again, some (including me) would rather pay more for a tea without smoke.
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Re: Official Pu of the day

Postby Rui » Jul 21st, '14, 03:55

Sipping at the moment a 2009 Lincang cooked Puerh from Jiu Wan factory. Very nice but I think I am going to let it mature a bit longer.
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