high humidity levels!

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high humidity levels!

Postby odarwin » Sep 15th, '08, 01:07

hello guys!
im new in this forum...
ive been reading about pu and im quite concerned about humidity levels in where i live....

i live in the philippines and we have only 2 seasons here... sunny and rainy...
ive only been monitoring humidity levels for the past 2 months and so far, it ranges from 65-90... but 90 is very very rare... the normal level would be 75-85%. 90% only happened once i think... which was the last day of many consecutive days of raining...

naturally, reading about pu and storing conditions... im very concerned...
ive read in a different thread that storing pu in a porcelain jar is good... specifically for shou pu, which i collect... can anyone comment?... i am hoping that by puting them into a big porcelain jar, it would answer my high humidity level problems...

thanks for your inputs in advanced!
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Postby MarshalN » Sep 15th, '08, 01:26

I'd be very careful putting them in jars. If your tea is already quite damp, putting them in jars can cause mould to grow.

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Postby Wesli » Sep 15th, '08, 01:49

How to lower humidity levels?

You can store in cardboard boxes. If left in high humidity for a long period, carboard will equilibrate and no longer lower humidity levels. But you say that 90%RH is only occasional, so cardboard should do the trick.

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Postby odarwin » Sep 15th, '08, 02:29

thanks for your replies,
if i store them in cardboard boxes.... i still have to open the box occasionally for fresh air right? say maybe 1-2 times a week?

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Postby MarshalN » Sep 15th, '08, 02:33

There's no need for that.... you can leave them in the boxes for quite a while. Opening them once a month is probably enough. You are not sealing the boxes anyway -- air will flow through.

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Postby shogun89 » Sep 15th, '08, 14:56

Just be happy that you have high humidity levels. Most of us hear in the US have to deal with 50% all year round. I recommend getting a dehumidifier.

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Postby odarwin » Sep 15th, '08, 23:24

i guess im a bit paranoid about the things i read about humidity and por storage conditions heheh

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