chrl42 wrote: gingkoseto wrote:
1)Wet overwhelms the base taste of a tea..when Shengs are aged, it gets various colorful tastes..but there's only one wet taste..so I don't need to spend more money on that, 2)When wet gets over control, it kills the strength of a tea (or Qi whatever they call). But when it's under control in humid areas, of course it gets wonderful teas with more ageing speed 3)Too much humidity can ruin one's body, I've heard some Chinese describe 湿=毒..its not some kind of aroma but odor..they are just much cheaper..I mean careless storage
....just correct my statement..I'm pretty a beginner of Puerh
Ok. I sort of understand it. If you still have some of it left, maybe it's interesting to see what it turns out in a few years. In my storage space, I have a small corner as "quarantine place" for teas that have unfavorable odor. But occasionally I would start feeling one or two of them are actually better than the rest of the criminals, and then I would pull them out from quarantine and create a "half way house" for them
I guess some people in Kunming are rather careless about the storage since they don't think the climate requires too much care. But then one accident is sufficient to cause disaster.
As for the health impacts of humidity, it will depend on people (and probably their diet structure and life style). Part of my family is from north and the part from south. These people never agree with each other what's toxic and what's healthy.
But overall it's a good idea to follow once intuition what tea the body likes and what tea the body denies.