to report I just created a top notch oolong time capsule! Using an antique Honk Kong pewter tea canister, I just packed almost 250g of TIM's 2011 Old Bush Shui Xian
, covered the opening with about 4 layers of plastic wrap, and forced the lid down over it. I then cut away the excess plastic wrap with an exacto knife, and sealed the lid with melted wax.
Since this is the same grade of tea, roasted by the same master that made TIM's 1960's SX, I just can't wait to see what happens to my precious treasure over time. Now the trick will be finding a nice, dry, odor-free place to forget about it for a decade or four. If you've tried this tea, you know it will be a massive challenge to forget about! At least with the wax seal on there, I'll have to really make the decision to open it, rather than being tempted to steal 10g at a time.
Who knows, maybe one day when tea of this quality is no longer available because all the true masters have died out, my grown-up kids will get to taste this priceless artifact of a time in tea history never to be seen again.