would you shower with your pu?

One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.

Postby tony shlongini » Jul 31st, '08, 18:13

I guess the simple answer is that if you can't wait, drink a shupu. If you want an aged sheng, you'll just have to wait.

If it makes you feel any better, the times involved aren't nearly as bad as those for wine. I have ports from the '77 vintage that aren't ready to drink yet. :lol:

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Postby Wesli » Jul 31st, '08, 18:58

You will also be looking at a large fluctuation in relative humidity. Since the bathroom becomes very humid for short amounts of time, the cake won't have time to absorb the humidity produced during those times into its bowels. It will, however, absorb the water into its outermost layers. But because the RH will drop significantly, shortly thereafter, the outer layers of the cake will release what was absorbed. This will result in a cake that has aged differently from outer layers to inner. It will also have an outer layer that has been subjected to drastic changes in humidity (and probably temperature), which will result in improper aging, or so they say.

Nevertheless, it is an interesting experiment. Afterwards you can teach us all with your results.

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