Making a Tong Wrapper

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Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby Maitre_Tea » Feb 11th, '13, 10:52

So I acquired a tong on cakes in two parts, so I wasn't sold a full tong in a tong wrapper. For sake of easier transportation in the future, I would like to put it into a tong wrapper. Does anyone know how to go about making a tong wrapper out of paper bags/other suitable materials?

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby brandon » Feb 11th, '13, 11:12

You can buy cotton bags to hold 7-10 tea cakes pretty easily in Chinese tea markets. Take a look on your next TW trip.

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby davelcorp » Feb 11th, '13, 22:16

Just use a paper bag. Put 7 beengs in the bag, roll the top closed. Voila, you've made a replacement tong wrapper.

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby MarshalN » Feb 12th, '13, 01:28

Buy a ziplock plastic bag that's big enough and there you go. No breaking either, unlike paper bags.

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby Tead Off » Feb 12th, '13, 03:50

MarshalN wrote:Buy a ziplock plastic bag that's big enough and there you go. No breaking either, unlike paper bags.

Don't you think paper would be more suitable for aging a tong?

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby ChengduCha » Feb 12th, '13, 04:39

Find a cheap woven basket and put some cloth over it if you feel the cakes need to be protected from cats / kids / whatever and it doesn't already come with a cover.

Not a wrapper but good for storage.

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby MarshalN » Feb 12th, '13, 04:46

Tead Off wrote:
MarshalN wrote:Buy a ziplock plastic bag that's big enough and there you go. No breaking either, unlike paper bags.

Don't you think paper would be more suitable for aging a tong?


He said easier transportation, not storage. If you want air exchange, just leave the bag open when not transporting.

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Re: Making a Tong Wrapper

Postby Tead Off » Feb 12th, '13, 05:54

MarshalN wrote:
Tead Off wrote:
MarshalN wrote:Buy a ziplock plastic bag that's big enough and there you go. No breaking either, unlike paper bags.

Don't you think paper would be more suitable for aging a tong?


He said easier transportation, not storage. If you want air exchange, just leave the bag open when not transporting.

Your right. I missed the part about transporting. I still like the idea of paper instead of plastic for storage. I wrap mine up in handmade mulberry paper, undyed, and easy to get here.

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