quikstep wrote: [..] just sold u bad tea. does not make sense to force u into breaking up a cake so it taste better. it only means that it taste bad in the first place.
Puerlife wrote:If you search this site you will find conversations including our most experienced members who use caddies to prepare their tea to drink.
Puerlife wrote:The shop is in an air conditioned mall. They kept the cakes under glass but not in plastic but after that environment some time in a caddy in my hot and humid house seems reasonable. So drop the paranoia about dishonest vendors selling bad tea, OK?
Exempt wrote:Puerlife wrote:The shop is in an air conditioned mall. They kept the cakes under glass but not in plastic
Their tea is stored in a low humidity, cooled environment?
TomVerlain wrote:The real question then becomes, how does the tea taste at home ?
I generally like to break up tea to be drunk and store in various containers, from metal to yixing. I have a few "ginger jar" type containers too.
More surface area will oxidize quicker than a tightly compressed and compact cake. On a very young cake, that will become more apparent than if it is a significantly aged cake. So, breathing and oxidizing will change the tea in a short period, but on a 1-2 year old sheng, I don't see it making a drastic difference.
So, how is it compared to instore ?