Breaking Cake - video and question.

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Breaking Cake - video and question.

Postby tenuki » Feb 17th, '08, 15:20

For all you puerh heads out there, does this video make sense? It clued me in to some basic stuff that most of you probably already know, but as a beginner I found it useful. But I would like to check the veracity of the info.

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Postby Salsero » Feb 17th, '08, 17:39

Yes, Cloud is an authority and his videos are good instructional material.

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Postby Victoria » Feb 17th, '08, 18:11

Somewhere I just saw a video of steaming one open. But it was a small cake.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 17th, '08, 18:33

Steaming is supposed to cause the least damage to the cake, but it requires some additional caution-- if you don't let the tea dry out after you steam it, it can get moldy when you put it back into, say, a cardboard box for storage.

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Postby hop_goblin » Feb 17th, '08, 20:30

Yes, you can steam puerh but like Scruff has suggested, if it is not really recommended for cakes as cakes have a tendency to absorb more water. However, tuos are the excellent candidate for steaming as they are generally highly densed and are "thicker" in mass than beengs or zhuans


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Postby Wesli » Feb 17th, '08, 20:49

Cloud is so 8)

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Postby ABx » Feb 17th, '08, 22:09

Victoria's Own wrote:Somewhere I just saw a video of steaming one open. But it was a small cake.
That would be at Hou De. Guang does say not to steam apart cakes that you're looking to store, though, just stuff you're going to drink straight away.

The video (Cloud's) is a good one. I was glad to have found it early, before I destroyed too many cakes :) It's definitely a "must see" for anyone new to puerh.

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Postby Salsero » Feb 17th, '08, 22:44

I couldn't find that vid of Guang's earlier today. Is it no longer up? I remember he had a couple of crashes last year.

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Postby Wesli » Feb 17th, '08, 23:41

I wish Cloud would make more videos. That guy is seriously amiable.

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Postby osadczuk » Feb 18th, '08, 00:24

I'm not a PuErh fan and I find myself rewatching them. He is great!

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