I'm starting down the long, deep tunnel that is pu'erh. http://imgur.com/a/D6EzN
Set up a pumidor using a mini fridge the other day. I have a decent digital hygrometer, and I am using Boveda packs (and a glass of water at the moment) for humidity control. It hovers around 70-72%, so it is working, which makes me very happy. I am also happy that I was able to find a cheap and clean fridge, and that I only had to do minimal cleaning and odor-eliminating.
I got my order of YQH the other day as well. I got the 2007 Lingya and the 2004 Teji (split with someone). So far I have only tried the Lingya, and I like it! It is smooth, sweet, gentle, aromatic, and very mildly bitter, though mostly smooth. It has a nice mouthfeel and mild thickness to it, and I get a good throat feeling from it. I think I am beginning my pu'erh addiction...or at least semi-aged/aged sheng, as I have not tried much young sheng yet. I am looking forward to exploring the different flavor profiles of pu'erh more.
I also ordered YS' 2002 Yiwu Ancient Spirit yesterday, as I have heard good things about that cake. I figured it would be a good base cake to begin my collection. The Lingya was the first full cake I have ever bought, so it will be nice to have the Ancient Spirit to switch to so that I don't drink too much of the Lingya. I'd like to save that one as much as I can.
In the near future I'd like to try some of White2Tea's sheng. i bought their basics setup a long time ago, and it wasn't bad. But I would like to try their better offerings for sure. Looking at the New Amerykah (2?), the Pin, and a couple others.
Looking forward to learning more about pu'erh in the years to come