suggestion - Storage


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suggestion - Storage

Postby flycode » Oct 15th, '13, 23:24

Hi,

I am new to the world pu-erh. I am looking to buy something to store my cake. I will not ripen. I would like suggestions from friends of the two choices below, what would be best to leave my cake.

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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby Exempt » Oct 16th, '13, 01:44

Where are those from?
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby MarshalN » Oct 16th, '13, 01:57

The biggest potential problem with both of these is smell. The basket one is probably easy - you can probably air it out and it'll be fine in a few weeks. The bamboo one might forever smell like whatever varnish they use - which will contaminate your cake.
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby Evan Draper » Oct 16th, '13, 16:10

And where are you from?
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby flycode » Oct 16th, '13, 16:13

Hi Evan,

I'm from Brazil, tropical climate.
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby Evan Draper » Oct 16th, '13, 17:19

Yes, I was wondering about your climate. :D How long have you been waiting for your cake to ripen? Welcome to TeaChat and good luck!
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby flycode » Oct 16th, '13, 18:03

Evan Draper wrote:Yes, I was wondering about your climate. :D How long have you been waiting for your cake to ripen? Welcome to TeaChat and good luck!


I had only tried samples pu-erh. Today I bought a cake Menghai 7542 and would like to store in one of these options. I think I'll buy the basket, I think would have a better air intake.

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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby flycode » Oct 16th, '13, 18:04

MarshalN wrote:The biggest potential problem with both of these is smell. The basket one is probably easy - you can probably air it out and it'll be fine in a few weeks. The bamboo one might forever smell like whatever varnish they use - which will contaminate your cake.


Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby flycode » Oct 16th, '13, 18:06

Link Basket

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bamboo-crafts-bamboo-chordwise-box-storage-small-items-puer-tea-cakes-bamboo-box-packaging-chinese-knot/1077819586.html
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby puyuan » Oct 16th, '13, 18:24

For one cake alone the box would be too much money anyway.

Pra envelhecer a longo prazo? Uma caixinha de papelão sem odores resolve.
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby theredbaron » Oct 18th, '13, 01:54

flycode wrote:Hi Evan,

I'm from Brazil, tropical climate.



Leave your cakes in the wrapper they came in, or, in case they came without, wrap them in an acid free paper. Leave the cakes in a shady corner in the house with mild airflow (no aircon, or direct exposure to fans!) and away from strong smells, such as kitchen smells. Wait at least ten years, and the cakes will be perfect.
Forget about these two containers. They are at best useless, at worst they will destroy the tea.
You live in the possibly best climate for natural Sheng Pu Erh storage.
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby gasninja » Oct 18th, '13, 09:32

theredbaron wrote:
flycode wrote:Hi Evan,

I'm from Brazil, tropical climate.



Leave your cakes in the wrapper they came in, or, in case they came without, wrap them in an acid free paper. Leave the cakes in a shady corner in the house with mild airflow (no aircon, or direct exposure to fans!) and away from strong smells, such as kitchen smells. Wait at least ten years, and the cakes will be perfect.
Forget about these two containers. They are at best useless, at worst they will destroy the tea.
You live in the possibly best climate for natural Sheng Pu Erh storage.


Yeah there's no point.
I am interested in brazilian storage sounds like it could be a great place to age tea?
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Re: suggestion - Storage

Postby puyuan » Oct 18th, '13, 15:04

I am interested in brazilian storage sounds like it could be a great place to age tea?


7 months close to a beach in Rio. So far so good, but I'm playing safe, using cardboard boxes, just to be sure of things. With the amount of raining since I came back, I'm sure they'd be a lot more oxidized if it wasn't for that outer layer. I'll see how things go.


One thing I'm very thankful for is the relative unmoldiness here. In Chongqing water with tea fannings and such inside a plastic bottle would turn into a j-horror black star of death (I didn't even know that was possible) over a couple or days or so.
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