Wh&yel-appr... wrote:Someone pull out the microscope already
benm3 wrote:I even took a piece into my work, asked a friendly biologist down the hall for some help, got to use a fun and fancy microscope, and we saw mold.
wh&yel-apprentice wrote:gingkoseto wrote:From the photo and from my experience with this tea, I guess the white color is from broken stem end (solid white dots) and crystallization on the surface of the leaves. I just don't see mold. But for people who believe there is mold, probably these pictures (from the product page) have better resolution to spot any white or yellow colors. So maybe my pictures look even "moldier" than the above-linked picture?
The last photo (wet leaves) was included to show that those little hairs were grown by the stem and leaf themselves, not by another creature
As I mentioned in the steepster discussion, I thought it was pretty easy to distinguish wet and dry storage, mold and non-mold. Maybe I just underestimated things?
By picture, you can always find some white and yellow, hairy and non-hairy spots. For example, are these teas molded?
white vs yellow? again, ginko? more racistist statement...and tea pr0n talk too. hairy vs non-hairy...well I never :p (sorry Chip) ...need more popcorn with Marshal & Tim being appoligists for ginko...yeah sure guys, she must of just sent the wrong thing, like accidentally sent the moldy tea as a mistake, for dry??? As she mentioned she only sells dry stored, so I guess the mistake was just a loose sample of moldy tea that somehow got into customers orders??? Uh-huh, credibility/stretches believability much guys?
Someone pull out the microscope already
wh&yel-apprentice wrote:yeah, and how much relative humidity on aver...again, is in Kumming or Tejas?
89 Qing beeng>>> Hong Kong dry-stored cake of fame, was not stored out on the streets of HK, lol. It was *dry* stored in relative controlled humidity...d'oh.
TwoDog2 wrote:wh&yel-apprentice wrote:Texas is huge, depends on location.
Houston = humid
Some small cities are like deserts
wh&yel-apprentice wrote:need more popcorn with Marshal & Tim being appoligists for ginko...
gingkoseto wrote:Just to add a little more... I somehow felt secretly guilty that I seemed to have (passively) benefited from this discussion. Although I can never be sure which person is which forum ID, I guess quite a few emerging (curious?) buyers of this tea (even during the time my store was closed...) were from teachat and/or steepster. Thank you all for everything.