Noob question...Bing Diameter?

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Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby ciphoto » Jul 16th, '12, 14:59

What is the diameter of a 350g bing? I'm going to be on the look out for some stoneware/clay pot storage, but don't want to buy something with to small a mouth.

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby SilentChaos » Jul 16th, '12, 15:47

I could be mistaken but I think roughly 20cm?

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Jul 16th, '12, 15:48

Depends on compression, leaf size, etc. some are bigger, some are smaller.

Xiaguan is smaller on average, where Mengku Shaungjiang is typically a little bigger.

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby ciphoto » Jul 16th, '12, 16:57

Great I'll look for larger than 10" openings that should be plenty big enough then.

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby bryan_drinks_tea » Jul 17th, '12, 16:13

Why do you want to store it in a pot? aging tea...well, puerh in this case, means it needs to be exposed to air.

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby ciphoto » Jul 17th, '12, 19:06

The pots I'm looking at would not be air tight air, plus a pot will be better than just laying on a shelf that my cat might climb on or in a closet with other items since I don't have a closet I can dedicate just to puerh storage right now....

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby shah82 » Jul 17th, '12, 19:30

High end puerh storage do tend to be in ceramic, unglazed pots. The porous clay helps regulate humidity. The pots makes it look nice while you store it in a publically accessible room. They also provide less paper/bamboo food for house bugs to eat The lids are not airtight.

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Re: Noob question...Bing Diameter?

Postby Charlotte_J » Jul 17th, '12, 22:33

shah82 wrote:High end puerh storage do tend to be in ceramic, unglazed pots. The porous clay helps regulate humidity. The pots makes it look nice while you store it in a publically accessible room. They also provide less paper/bamboo food for house bugs to eat The lids are not airtight.



I have seen some people not use a lid at all and go for cloth in its place

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