Puerlife wrote:Apache - I have a newly purchased 901 7542. The dry leaves look about the same as yours but the broth is still a strong yellow, not orange, so your storage must be good. Congrats.
I bought some 2005 Dayi Tuos a couple of years ago and I think they were stored in China somewhere outside Guangdong or anywhere near China's southern coastal area. And they certainly look and feel much younger than I would expect from any 9 years old pu.
I think most of us would agree that pu would generally age nicely in places like HK, Macau, most places in Guangdong, Malaysia and South East Asia. The 64 million dollar question is whether we could age pu successfully outside South East Asia as most of us on this forum live outside pu traditionally storage area.
I think it would be nice if we could pool together any hard evidence whether it is positive or negative (bad results are still good experimental data). I think this would be much more useful than just theoretical discussions based on opinions, guessing and second hand knowledge from Internet searches.
As aging results depend on many factors these include the starting raw material, how tight the cake been compressed ... etc. To mitigate all these other interfering 'noises', we need lot of data.
I will continue to share my results of other 5 year or older cakes on this thread.