What cake for a gift in 18 years?

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

Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 6th, '08, 20:47

teakid wrote:If you want to age tea cakes, try to avoid products from these type of plantations:

http://www.puerhshop.com/photo/main.php ... 1.jpg.html


Indeed, but if they let all those little guys grow... maybe in a few hundred years... :lol:

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Postby Jim Liu » Sep 6th, '08, 21:45

I think a gold coin could be a better investment.

Granted, a 7542 cake could be worthing over $ 1,000 in 18 years, but what if it is ruined? A bottle of liquor? Nope, I think you got to get the whole barrel.

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Postby PolyhymnianMuse » Sep 6th, '08, 21:54

puerhshop wrote:I think a gold coin could be a better investment.

Granted, a 7542 cake could be worthing over $ 1,000 in 18 years, but what if it is ruined? A bottle of liquor? Nope, I think you got to get the whole barrel.


Either that or start stockpiling oil :)

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Postby Jim Liu » Sep 6th, '08, 22:04

I took a trip on famous bourbon trail last month - two hours away from Indy.

I then realized how hard it was to age our favorite beverage, being a bourbon or Pu-erh tea.

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Postby shogun89 » Sep 6th, '08, 23:53

orguz wrote:I will stay away from puerh from now on I'll stick with gao shan oolongs where the colder temperatures makes it unfavorable for pests, or buy Oriental Beauty only.


serious?

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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 8th, '08, 00:42

orguz wrote:I am not looking at the speculation part of it, the consumption 18 yrs from now matters only. Aging conditions fluctuates everywhere, Bubba lives in MO they have average of over 60% humidity there so no problem. In HONG KONG it's not hot and super humid all year round. They have dry periods too between november and march it's less humid 60% avg. Actually perfect MO is excellent for aging.


Yessir - and anyone, if you need ideal storing conditions, please send your pu to me. But be warned... there might be some pu mice living in my pumidor... :o

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Postby VinceBLG » Sep 22nd, '08, 13:19

I read about this old tradtion from over a hundred years ago when wealthy English folks would buy a case of a vintage of Port or Medeira or Bordeaux same year of the child's birth and give it to them when they reached their majority.

I wish someone would have done that for me, whether it be pu-erh or wine.

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Postby Bubba_tea » Sep 22nd, '08, 13:46

That's interesting - my folks said to do the same thing, buy a bottle of port. We're from Canada so the British traditions are common... like Boxing Day!

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