Weirdest object found in pu?


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Weirdest object found in pu?

Postby Ti » Aug 16th, '08, 09:12

Usually it's hairs and fabric fibers, but today I found some chips of broken glass. So now I'm filtering it through coffee filter as I pour.

What's the weirdest thing you ever found in pu?
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Postby kymidwife » Aug 16th, '08, 09:46

OK, that topic header both intrigued and frightened me :shock: ... LOL.

I'm becoming increasingly glad I haven't acquired the taste for pu yet. I'd hate to have to "pick thru my pu" every morning... not a great conversation-starter at work either.

"... and you'll never believe what I found in my Poo this morning!" :?

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Postby heavydoom » Aug 16th, '08, 09:48

that's why pu is the only tea i will use a filter for.

i got a ceramic one with a cloth filter.
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Postby Bert » Aug 16th, '08, 11:04

Until now just hairs, but in 2 samples at least 3 of them. Someone there in Yunnan seems to need a toupée.
But that didn't bother me much. I mean I rinse the tea with boiling water and I think especially the flora in shu pu er is not less nastier - I drink that stuff from time to time too.

Oh and once I found a hard kind of berry. Maybe a tea fruit, am not sure.


Glas and metal parts are a bit different - that really shouldn't happen.
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Postby shogun89 » Aug 16th, '08, 11:22

Just hair for me, glass would be rather scary, I hope those little free stainless filters from YSLLC are fine enough to take out anything dangerous.
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Postby omegapd » Aug 16th, '08, 14:12

3 bugs (all in the same sample- they looked like flying ants) and one piece of string so far. Considering I just started into the world of Pu recently, I must be the luckiest guy around...

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Postby shogun89 » Aug 16th, '08, 14:15

I think as long as you stay away from the random mountain "companies" you should be alright. Stick with Mengku, Menghai . . . .
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Aug 16th, '08, 14:18

Lets see, I found a few tiny blue strands of cloth, and in this one tuocha I found a tiny piece of what looked like coal. Other than that nothing too crazy, no cigarette butts yet :wink:
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Postby ABx » Aug 16th, '08, 14:45

I guess I've been lucky. I've found a few stray hairs, but actually nothing more.

Of course this means that I'll find something awful in my next purchase :X
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Postby hop_goblin » Aug 16th, '08, 15:14

Cigarette butt. :lol:
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Postby chamekke » Aug 16th, '08, 17:20

Are you guys sure that you're drinking pu-ehr? Sounds like fossils in amber to me...
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Postby tony shlongini » Aug 16th, '08, 20:23

All I know is that if I ever find a kernel of corn in mine, I'm outta here.


So far, everything I've had has been pristine.
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Postby augie » Aug 16th, '08, 20:28

kymidwife wrote:I'm becoming increasingly glad I haven't acquired the taste for pu yet. I'd hate to have to "pick thru my pu" every morning... not a great conversation-starter at work either.


Sarah, you're an RN, certainly you've heard far crazier stories than picking thru pu??? :wink: (I have a friend who used to be a pharmacist at Wal-Mart! :shock: )

I have found some small rocks, hair, what looked like fibers from somebody's yellowish sweater, paper (and not from the certificate). Tenuki posted a video from someone's website that showed pictures of 2 barefoot dudes looking at Pu drying on the floor. All I could think of was, "Great, you'll never see toe jam!"

But you know what they say about hot dogs . . .
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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Aug 16th, '08, 20:30

I think I remember seeing that video...

...and all of the workers were completely drenched in sweat...

YUM!
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Postby puerhking » Aug 16th, '08, 21:53

I had a beetle of some sort pressed into the bottom of my beeng. I immediately pulled it out and brewed it into some tea. Yummy. :P
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