Xiaguan boxes and how to cover naked pu

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Xiaguan boxes and how to cover naked pu

Postby Drax » Apr 14th, '09, 18:41

I picked up a Xiaguan bing that came in a large box. Is there any reason to keep the box?

I should ask a similar question about some of the tuos that I've gotten from XG.

Likewise, I also got a couple mushroom tuos that are unwrapped. Any suggestions on neutral material to wrap naked pu like this stuff? It's all going into my pumidor, so technically I suppose I don't have to wrap it. Maybe I just need to get some bowls...

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Postby wyardley » Apr 14th, '09, 19:23

I think wrapping it is a good idea. Most vendors just use tissue paper. Find some sort of medium thickness acid-free tissue paper and wrap those rascals.

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Postby tony shlongini » Apr 14th, '09, 20:46

The XG tuo boxes are great for storing loose pu'er or chunks of an opened cake.

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Postby edkrueger » Apr 14th, '09, 21:12

Lunch Bags.

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Postby sp1key » Apr 14th, '09, 21:36

bing coming in a large box? thats new... just use the original wrapper is fine...

for wrapping, any odourless semi permeable (non plastic) paper will do

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Postby shogun89 » Apr 14th, '09, 21:52

As Ed mentioned, lunch bags are very good. I usually use tissue paper first then put it inside a lunch bag. perfect!

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Apr 15th, '09, 00:41

sp1key wrote:bing coming in a large box? thats new...


Most of the cakes that I've seen in their own boxes are sold for the purpose of a tribute or some special reason, or often for the purpose of a gift. I know certain places online you can ever purchase them along with bings as a sort of giftwrapping.

I think if you got a big box like that I would stash it back in there, but as mentioned the basic brown lunch bags work great :)

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Postby Drax » Apr 15th, '09, 07:47

Hey cool, brown lunch bags, eh? Interesting... are those acid-free, though?

Well, I guess a better question would be, are typical pu'erh wrappers acid-free? :D

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Postby shogun89 » Apr 15th, '09, 16:33

Drax wrote:Hey cool, brown lunch bags, eh? Interesting... are those acid-free, though?

Well, I guess a better question would be, are typical pu'erh wrappers acid-free? :D


I dont know if they're acid free, but they've worked so far, so I'm not too worried.

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Re: Xiaguan boxes and how to cover naked pu

Postby Herb_Master » Apr 15th, '09, 17:09

Drax wrote:Is there any reason to keep the box?



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Postby edkrueger » Apr 15th, '09, 17:31

lol

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Re: Xiaguan boxes and how to cover naked pu

Postby Drax » Apr 15th, '09, 18:21

Herb_Master wrote:
Drax wrote:Is there any reason to keep the box?





Chip was collecting these? :roll:
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Perhaps to store tiny hats? :D

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Postby Chip » Apr 15th, '09, 21:01

Whew, I thought I was experiencing HBP, my ears have beeen ringing off the hook all evening ... 8)

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Postby sp1key » Apr 15th, '09, 21:58

"boxes for purpose of a tribute or some special reason"

be aware what these boxes are made of, some are made of wood or poor quality paper/boxes and would give away a bad odour over time.
I've experienced this with a box used to store bird nest, I kept it as it is and the bird nest is now having a musky paper wood smell (not nice at all)

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Re: Xiaguan boxes and how to cover naked pu

Postby JAS-eTea Guy » May 3rd, '09, 14:56

Drax wrote:I picked up a Xiaguan bing that came in a large box. Is there any reason to keep the box?

I should ask a similar question about some of the tuos that I've gotten from XG.

Likewise, I also got a couple mushroom tuos that are unwrapped. Any suggestions on neutral material to wrap naked pu like this stuff? It's all going into my pumidor, so technically I suppose I don't have to wrap it. Maybe I just need to get some bowls...


If you are going to put it in the pumidor, then you would probably want to take the xiaguan out of the box is it is anything like the 2005 Xiaguan Ancient Wild Tree box. It is a cool box though so you might want to save it. For the other pu, I would recommend the original wrappers or an acid-free paper bag.

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