Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

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Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby apache » Jan 20th, '13, 14:35

In the last few days here in the UK turn very cold. My heating is up and relative humidity in my house has gone down from 60 - 70% to 40 - 50%. My puerh teas seem to taste much milder / bland than normal.

Am I imagining thing or some of you have similar experience? :?:

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby shah82 » Jan 20th, '13, 14:43

typical under my circumstances. Young puerh tends to taste weaker with especially fewer huigans during the winter.

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby guitar9876 » Jan 20th, '13, 16:45

I've noticed that as well as I've moved from California to Boston. Definitely lacking in the huigan department.

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby TIM » Jan 20th, '13, 18:07

hibernation. Or it's too dry?

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby shah82 » Jan 20th, '13, 19:23

I think it's an air pressure/humidy thing, not how hot or cold the air is... No problems in the summer with air conditioning, for example...

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby apache » Jan 20th, '13, 20:05

The pu I'm drinking today is half aged sheng 2001 7432. It's almost like different tea. I will try it again when the weather is a bit warmer and humidity inside the house back to normal.

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby Poohblah » Jan 21st, '13, 00:24

relative humidity also affects your sensitivity to smell a great deal, with drier air corresponding to weaker scents, and aroma has a large effect on taste.

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby TwoDog2 » Jan 21st, '13, 02:08

Poohblah wrote:relative humidity also affects your sensitivity to smell a great deal, with drier air corresponding to weaker scents, and aroma has a large effect on taste.


The least romantic, but most universally understood occurrence of this phenomenon: farting in a hot shower.

Stay classy, teachat.

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby Drax » Jan 21st, '13, 08:16

TwoDog2 wrote:
Poohblah wrote:relative humidity also affects your sensitivity to smell a great deal, with drier air corresponding to weaker scents, and aroma has a large effect on taste.


The least romantic, but most universally understood occurrence of this phenomenon: farting in a hot shower.

Stay classy, teachat.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bravo, sir, bravo!

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby apache » Jan 21st, '13, 08:21

Drax wrote:
TwoDog2 wrote:
Poohblah wrote:relative humidity also affects your sensitivity to smell a great deal, with drier air corresponding to weaker scents, and aroma has a large effect on taste.


The least romantic, but most universally understood occurrence of this phenomenon: farting in a hot shower.

Stay classy, teachat.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bravo, sir, bravo!


This forum always amazes me, how could we come to this? :lol:

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby jayinhk » Jan 21st, '13, 09:25

Maybe those of you in dryer climes could drink your pu in the bathroom with the shower running? :D

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby fdrx » Jan 21st, '13, 09:41

Don't you think that all this is more about humidity changes in your nose which affect the mucus or the sinuses than a humidity problem? I can't say it for shure, of course, but it looks logical to me that a dry air makes smells more accurate because humidity brings more smells than dry air. For example we know when it's going to rain because it smells rain (maybe it's a bad example lol).

I can read 40% RH here right now and i can tell you that this ZhiZheng LBZ '09 is a total gem, i need to review this soon!

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby apache » Jan 21st, '13, 09:51

jayinhk wrote:Maybe those of you in dryer climes could drink your pu in the bathroom with the shower running? :D


Me think inside a sauna is far more appropriate. Steamy session of pu ... :mrgreen:

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby fdrx » Jan 21st, '13, 09:56

... or you can drink above the kettle :mrgreen:

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Re: Pu tastes different under different rel. humidity?

Postby apache » Jan 21st, '13, 10:02

fdrx wrote:...

I can read 40% RH here right now and i can tell you that this ZhiZheng LBZ '09 is a total gem, i need to review this soon!


Glad that you are having a great LBZ, but you might never know. If you were drinking this in a room at 95 % RH and 34C, you might not be in the most comfortable environment, but this cuppa might lead you on cloud nine. :wink:

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