gasninja wrote:I personally am of the opinion that cakes stored in dry climates lile kunming or virtually anywhere in the u.s. will never. Turn into what we currently think of as aged pu-ERH. I have had twenty year old tea that( other than subtle diffences ) I would not have been surprised if I had been told it was a five year old tea.
Then it will be helpful to specify definitions of "we" and "aged puerh"
US has all kinds of temporal zones. If you are looking for humidity, I think Huston is humid enough. It seems one of the highest levels of the US average relative humidity map. But last time I was there in November and complained about the humidity, my girlfriend, who grew up in Sichuan, said, "What's wrong with you? This isn't even the rain season!"
My Chinese grandmother was born, raised, and died in Honolulu, HA. In her later years, probably around 70, shortly before she died of cancer; she took a plane to somewhere in Florida, 1st time to the south US. She complained how humid it was in Florida compared to back home. Hawaii has the trade winds that keep you feeling less hot in humid conditions.
Washington state has the highest aver annual relative humidity
, but I'd take that any day over Key West, Florida or Houston.http://www.kunming.climatetemp.info/
On balance there are 116 days annually on which greater than 0.1 mm (0.004 in) of precipitation (rain, sleet, snow or hail) occurrs or 10 days on an average month.
The month with the driest weather is January when on balance 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, sleet, hail or snow falls across 1 days.
The month with the wettest weather is August when on balance 220 mm (8.7 in) of rain, sleet, hail or snow falls across 14 days.
Mean relative humidity for an average year is recorded as 71.3% and on a monthly basis it ranges from 56% in March to 85% in May.
There is an average range of hours of sunshine in Kunming of between 3.3 hours per day in July and 8.3 hours per day in February.
Weather seems pretty nice in Kumming, not too cold, not too hot...not 'dry' by my thinking, not excessively humid like Singapore...so :p :
Kunming, China latitude & longitude; 25°2'N 102°43'E.
Altitude; 1893 m (6211 ft).
The average temperature in Kunming, China is 15.9 °C (61 °F).
The range of average monthly temperatures is 10 °C.
The warmest average max/ high temperature is 25 °C (77 °F) in May.
The coolest average min/ low temperature is 3 °C (37 °F) in January & December.
Kunming receives on average 1096 mm (43.1 in) of precipitation annually or 91 mm (3.6 in) each month.