Fukamushi Dynasty wrote:
Ok, glade plugins should be a nono. However you make a good point in saying that you're used to the smell. I don't think an odor like that would transfer that easily, but after a few years I'm sure it'd be easy to pick out the taste. I think tasting the glade plugin would be a lot worse than smelling it.
Cooking shouldn't be a problem, unless you're storing your tea right next to the stove, or above the steam.
A good question for hopperz since he burns incense around his pu. (I think)
Well, storage is of course and issue if you have smell good all over your house. Unfortunately, teas properties are such that they are very suseptible to orders in that they generally will absorb them. As Fukuamushi suggesting that I burn incense, well in fact I do, but I only burn them in my kitchen. Although I do have an occasional brick or beeng in my cubboard, I take the necessary precautions to make sure they are protected. I generally only keep a ripe beeng in my kitchen for easy access of which is wrapped in thick plastic as to make sure that none of the odors will infiltrate the pu.
I recommend, finding the farthest closet that you have from your kitchen, wrap your beengs in tissue paper around the wrapping and place them in a cardboard box. If you can not elevate the humidity at all in the closet, I would take them out on a humid day and let them sit outside for a hours. Most people who collect puerh have some sort of humidity control. I am lucky as my chosen closet remains a constant 60-70% humidity as it is next to the outside wall. I hope this helps.