Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,


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Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 19th, '12, 09:24

they said their oolong got buried in the earth and only taken out for roasting. Is it complete bull or is there really somewere in china such a practice to do that???
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby Chip » Aug 19th, '12, 10:44

Vendor and link, please?

Not the first time we have heard of this ... and I do not recall ever hearing a poster lend credibility to the practice.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby TwoDog2 » Aug 20th, '12, 09:57

iovetea wrote:they said their oolong got buried in the earth and only taken out for roasting. Is it complete bull or is there really somewere in china such a practice to do that???


This kind of stuff is exaggerated at best and fictitious marketing at worst. If you are buying from a little known online vendor, my advice would be to err on the side of caution and take everything with a grain of salt.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 20th, '12, 10:47

http://teahub.de/teashop/de/79-lao-cha- ... -168g.html

its a german seller unfortanetly, yes i had the feeling it was dubious, anyway thank you for your help... once again
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby MarshalN » Aug 21st, '12, 07:26

There's no weight indication, is there? I don't even know how much tea you're getting for 120 EUR

Anyway, the label on the can says "cave aged old tea", for what it's worth. Frequently reroasted tea is not worth a lot of money - 120 EUR should buy you a whole half kilo.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby teasme » Aug 21st, '12, 11:10

I've never heard of such a practice but if they claim it's true I feel like there must be at least some truth to it. Even if that truth may be stretched.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby MarshalN » Aug 21st, '12, 11:18

So when does this truth stretching becomes what we normally consider lying?
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 21st, '12, 11:57

Well i have to thank you Marshall, you once again were very enlighting. I learned still a bit more and i also found your last post very funny.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 21st, '12, 12:00

btw where do you buy your tea?? Do you buy from online vendors?
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby MarshalN » Aug 21st, '12, 13:25

Depends on what teas
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 21st, '12, 15:03

oolong or pu erh...
but mostly oolong, taiwanese...
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby MarshalN » Aug 21st, '12, 22:46

No, I only buy from Taiwan
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby TwoDog2 » Aug 22nd, '12, 02:56

MarshalN wrote:So when does this truth stretching becomes what we normally consider lying?


I believe the acceptable international standard for truth stretching in tea age is 1-5 years for cave aging, 1-10 years for burial aging. Any figure beyond that is considered a full lie
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby teasme » Aug 27th, '12, 11:40

TwoDog2 wrote:
MarshalN wrote:So when does this truth stretching becomes what we normally consider lying?


I believe the acceptable international standard for truth stretching in tea age is 1-5 years for cave aging, 1-10 years for burial aging. Any figure beyond that is considered a full lie



Haha I guess I didn't think of it that way. Stretching the truth and lying are not much different at all.
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Re: Fake or is it possible?? I came across an online vendor,

Postby iovetea » Aug 28th, '12, 04:26

well if i order tea and i get a sample of shincha from this year and i order it, but then get tea of last year. even so its still nice and stuff than its a clear lying and an insult to me. Also the same goes when they sell teapots that are obviously leaking.
Well i think it that way, even if the tea is drinkable, do i really want to put my precious so valuable money in the hand of someone who doesnt respect me as a person, and thinks so little about my intelligence that he can do that?...
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