Aging tea in NYC

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by MarshalN » Jul 21st, '14, 02:38

BioHorn wrote:
MarshalN wrote:
BioHorn wrote:To Exempt. Thank you for the reply.
Sorry for the delayed response.
Our paramters (kilos and temp/humidity) are nearly identical. It will be quite interesting to compare and see how things turn out. I am going on year four of about 75-80 bings. The smell of the pumidor continues to be glorious!
how do they taste?
So far some have been fabulous. Some Pu's selected that seemed to be "good" were very drinkable and are now a bit flat and boring. Some of the early 2000's is quite good. The '93 7542 has mellowed even more.

Honestly I have been waiting longer to start digging in there. This summer will be a good time to start!
I think six years is probably a good place to start evaluating, and teas that are now getting bland and boring might need to be consumed.

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by shah82 » Jul 21st, '14, 03:09

What's the difference between flat and mellow?

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by MarshalN » Jul 21st, '14, 04:40

shah82 wrote:What's the difference between flat and mellow?
Mellow is when you hope (in vain) your tea will somehow magically recover its strength, flat is when you acknowledge that it won't

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by Tead Off » Jul 21st, '14, 05:51

MarshalN wrote:
shah82 wrote:What's the difference between flat and mellow?
Mellow is when you hope (in vain) your tea will somehow magically recover its strength, flat is when you acknowledge that it won't
+1 :D

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by Teaism » Jul 21st, '14, 07:16

MarshalN wrote:
shah82 wrote:What's the difference between flat and mellow?
Mellow is when you hope (in vain) your tea will somehow magically recover its strength, flat is when you acknowledge that it won't
+1 Well said LZ. :D

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by BioHorn » Jul 21st, '14, 12:28

MarshalN wrote:
I think six years is probably a good place to start evaluating, and teas that are now getting bland and boring might need to be consumed.
Thank you for sharing your observations. Time to start assesing teas. Nibble marks to begin.

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Re: Aging tea in NYC

by whatsinaname » Mar 29th, '17, 11:06

Joining the New England Pumidor Club this week.

Doing some research and resurrecting this great thread.

Got a gift to Best Buy, so finally bought a new minifridge large enough for my puerh archive.

So, step one is to unbox, air out if necessary, and prehumidify before transferring the tea. Think I'm going to add tea in stages.

Any other suggestions?

How is your tea aging in this setup? Been a few more years since this was discussed!

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