yanom wrote:Makes me profoundly jealous to read about people who live somewhere warm and humid! Unless I go the pumidor route, nice puerh will never be something I can drink daily -- too expensive to drink good, aged stuff every day, and too cold & dry to buy young puerh and wait 20 years.
(I am experimenting with cardboard boxes, tub of water inside, clingfilmed up, no mould yet (six months) -- definitely worth the risk, even if there's only a 20% chance the stuff will be drinkable in the future.)
Might make me jealous but still enjoy reading about people's experiences....
I don't know how cold and how dry your place is. But if it's really cold and really dry, I think you have two options:
1. Do temperature control and humidity control of your tea storage room. You should treat your own rooom no less than this anyway as very dry air could be harmful to health and skin
2. Put $10 each month in some investment in the next 20 years, as your future tea fund
Either of the above way might be better than waiting for 20 years without enough environment control.