Since we are discussing a bit about storage, I took a few things out of my off-site storage, which apparently is kept at 60'F and 73% humidity. I mentioned before that the humidity level at the off-site was at 60%, and apparently this is not
The reason I took these beengs
out is to do a side-by-side visual and tasting comparison with the same teas I keep at home, where I keep my pu'er teas in a closed cabinet with a bowl of water in the corner to keep things less dry. Btw, I don't keep the '05 YQH Yiwu Chawang at home, so it's alone in the photos below.
I haven't tasted these beengs
side-by-side yet. So first, here are the photos I have taken of them for comparison. The whole (untouched) beengs
are the ones from off-site and I place them on the right side and on the bottom when the cakes are stacked together. So, the ones from home are always on the left side or on the top when stacked.
Let me know what you think from these visual hints. I have some thoughts, but I'd rather hear yours first, if you have a moment to spare. Thanks.1. L-R: '05 YQH Yiwu Chawang, '06 XZH LBZ (yang), '06 XZH LBZ (yin), '01 Menghai Special Order Yiwu "One-leaf"2. '05 YQH Yiwu Chawang3. '06 XZH LBZ (yang)4. '06 XZH LBZ (yin)5. '01 Menghai Special Order Yiwu "One-leaf"