Ripe puer storage question

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by beanbag » Jun 3rd 17 11:44 pm

jayinhk wrote: (humid dry storage)
what

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by jayinhk » Jun 4th 17 3:07 am

stevorama wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Down here, very old tea is also stored in glass jars. Again, to prevent deterioration. The key is to get the humidity level just right. I think with the right humidity percentage, tea will age. How it compares to tea that is allowed to breathe would make for an interesting comparison!
Perhaps she did the right thing then! Except for the old pickle jar part. And she put one jar in the refrigerator and one in a cabinet. I tasted the cabinet jar. I'm gifting her a ginger jar to use if she wants. :D
I have some loose lao cha tou in a ginger jar with a loose fitting lid!

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by jayinhk » Jun 4th 17 3:08 am

beanbag wrote:
jayinhk wrote: (humid dry storage)
what
Dry storage started in Hong Kong, which is hot and humid for much of the year. I know it sounds funny, but humid dry storage is very different from dryer dry storage! :lol: 91 degrees F and 75% humidity today.

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by Psyck » Jun 4th 17 9:50 am

Good and expensive aged sheng...in an old pickle jar...in the refrigerator...

It is time you relieved her of all her tea rather than gifted her something :)

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by stevorama » Jun 5th 17 3:04 am

Psyck wrote: Good and expensive aged sheng...in an old pickle jar...in the refrigerator...

It is time you relieved her of all her tea rather than gifted her something :)
Haha. That tea was so good. :D

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by Psyck » Jun 6th 17 11:27 am

jayinhk wrote:
beanbag wrote:
jayinhk wrote: (humid dry storage)
what
Dry storage started in Hong Kong, which is hot and humid for much of the year. I know it sounds funny, but humid dry storage is very different from dryer dry storage! :lol: 91 degrees F and 75% humidity today.
While humid dry may sound oxymoronic, clearly it cannot be a discrete jump from dry to wet storage - so I suppose "humid dry" is as good a term as any to describe the in-between storage.

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Re: Ripe puer storage question

by jayinhk » Jun 6th 17 11:46 am

Psyck wrote:
jayinhk wrote:
beanbag wrote:
jayinhk wrote: (humid dry storage)
what
Dry storage started in Hong Kong, which is hot and humid for much of the year. I know it sounds funny, but humid dry storage is very different from dryer dry storage! :lol: 91 degrees F and 75% humidity today.
While humid dry may sound oxymoronic, clearly it cannot be a discrete jump from dry to wet storage - so I suppose "humid dry" is as good a term as any to describe the in-between storage.
Yes that's what I was thinking. It's like North-North-West!