Mold alert

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

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Mold alert

by teaheadfromtealand » Jan 16th 20 3:14 pm

Hello brothers and sisters,
The question is: Should I throw this?
https://i.imgur.com/8jyZsnd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VTwu1U4.jpg

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Re: Mold alert

by kelmund » Jan 17th 20 2:30 am

teaheadfromtealand wrote: Hello brothers and sisters,
The question is: Should I throw this?
https://i.imgur.com/8jyZsnd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VTwu1U4.jpg
Looks drinkable to me. Mold, as I see it, is part of the aging process. keep them in a dry environment and mold will not grow if you are concerned.

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Re: Mold alert

by BenHK » Feb 4th 20 5:45 pm

teaheadfromtealand wrote: Hello brothers and sisters,
The question is: Should I throw this?
https://i.imgur.com/8jyZsnd.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/VTwu1U4.jpg
Looks not drinkable to me. Mold, as I see it, is NOT and NEVER part of the aging process. keep them in a dry environment(AND AWAY FROM OTHER ODOURS) and mold will not grow if you are concerned.

ALSO AS I SEE IT, THE TEA IS BECOMING A BIT MUDDY OR GUMMY LIKE, AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE TEA IS NOT ORIGINALLY GOOD, THIS MAKE THE KEEPING OF CAKE TEA MORE DIFFICULT.

GOOD TEA BASE+GOOD ENVIRONMENT+TIME=GOOD AGED PUERH TEA

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Re: Mold alert

by Variance » May 16th 20 9:26 am

Hello was wondering what's all these "white frost hair stuff" on the tea leaves?

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Re: Mold alert

by banec1 » May 18th 20 5:09 pm

I got a pouch of Pu Ehr a month or so ago (?), and it smelled moldy. I'm a Pu Ehr veteran, so I know what it /should/ smell like. I have a mold allergy, and got sick after the first cup. Being rather stupid, I decided it might have been something else. A few days later I braved another cup, and got sick again, so I threw it out. I waited a couple weeks, then ordered another pouch because Pu Ehr is one of my daily teas and I miss it; but I haven't had the courage to try it. Is @Adagio Tea offering replacements or refunds if it IS bad?

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Re: Mold alert

by Teasenz » May 20th 20 1:49 pm

Don't drink. Throw it away. Some pu erh teas develop 'jin hua' (golden flower, a kind of fungus) which good, but this looks more like normal mold.
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Re: Mold alert

by andresito » May 20th 20 11:08 pm

Variance wrote: Hello was wondering what's all these "white frost hair stuff" on the tea leaves?

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Looks like natural tiny hairs that grow on tea leaves. Totally fine. Safe to drink. Sometimes called white downy hair, or its called "pekoe" like in orange pekoe. When you brew this tea, it may be cloudy from the little hairs suspended in the tea.

One of the indicators of quality Long Jing is little balls of hairs like in the photos in this blog post. https://teatrekker.wordpress.com/2013/0 ... leaf-fuzz/