alternative pu wrappers

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alternative pu wrappers

Postby Poohblah » Nov 25th, '12, 11:58

Hi guys,
I own exactly one bing of pu. My girlfriend wants to use the wrapper for artsy crafty things; I was just wondering if anybody has any recommendations for alternative ways to store a bing of shengpu? a ziplock bag, for instance, sounds like a terrible idea. But perhaps I could take some old loose-leaf tea pouches and divide the cake among them? I would rather keep the cake whole; it makes it easier to store and keep track of. For what it's worth, I live in a climate far cooler and drier than Kunming or even Beijing. Thanks for any advice :)

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby edkrueger » Nov 25th, '12, 12:06

Brown paper sack. That is what I store my pu-erh in after opening a cake.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby TwoDog2 » Nov 25th, '12, 21:30

Anything that can breath a little and doesn't have a bad odor; Paper bag, cheese cloth, cardboard box.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby MarshalN » Nov 26th, '12, 02:11

Manila envelope, if you only have one.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby Poohblah » Nov 26th, '12, 18:35

Thanks guys! Paper bag will do for now. Manila envelope would be ideal if I had one. But it seems silly to go buy some just to use one.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby needaTEAcher » Dec 1st, '12, 19:41

Probably not a realistic option, but I like storing my pu in clay. Short, wide, bing-shaped urns are great!

Otherwise, +10 to the paper, cheesecloth, and cardboard. The traditional thought is that it is better not to break it up into smaller pieces unless you will be drinking them within the next little bit.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby joman » Dec 9th, '12, 21:42

I love told to store my tea in baskets. Nothing like them. They hold humidity, they breathe. You can stack the cakes in big ones, or break up individual cakes others. My tea ages very well. Thin paper bags work great too. I like the cheap ones from my pharmacy. Real thin, no plastic coating, no glues.

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Re: alternative pu wrappers

Postby tst » Dec 10th, '12, 00:19

I would tell her she can have it when the tea is gone, just me though.

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