Tea mail! One question

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

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Tea mail! One question

by Simon_Qc » May 22nd 18 8:57 pm

Just received my first order from Yunnan Sourcing. So happy :D
What a nice service! Highly recommend for pu erh.

I got some ripe pu erh cakes and they all came in ziploc bag. Should I keep them sealed in the bag or take them out to breath? Maybe just opening the bag is enough?
I know raw pu erh need aeration to age but not sure what to do with my ripe.
Thank you

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Re: Tea mail! One question

by Puerh3 » May 23rd 18 1:33 am

Simon_Qc wrote: Just received my first order from Yunnan Sourcing. So happy :D
What a nice service! Highly recommend for pu erh.

I got some ripe pu erh cakes and they all came in ziploc bag. Should I keep them sealed in the bag or take them out to breath? Maybe just opening the bag is enough?
I know raw pu erh need aeration to age but not sure what to do with my ripe.
Thank you
According to Camellia Sinensis, you need to keep your cake sealed and remove all the air.

That what they told me for my raw puerh cake.

Share some photo of your cake!

Cheers!!
😁😁

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Re: Tea mail! One question

by mr mopu » May 23rd 18 1:55 am

I would say open them up to breathe a bit. You can always seal them back in a good grade pouch later on.

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Re: Tea mail! One question

by Simon_Qc » May 23rd 18 9:03 pm

Puerh3 wrote: According to Camellia Sinensis, you need to keep your cake sealed and remove all the air.

That what they told me for my raw puerh cake.

Share some photo of your cake!

Cheers!!
😁😁
Just for you :wink:
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Re: Tea mail! One question

by a.lber.to » Jul 24th 18 9:53 am

Simon_Qc wrote: Just received my first order from Yunnan Sourcing. So happy :D
What a nice service! Highly recommend for pu erh.

I got some ripe pu erh cakes and they all came in ziploc bag. Should I keep them sealed in the bag or take them out to breath? Maybe just opening the bag is enough?
I know raw pu erh need aeration to age but not sure what to do with my ripe.
Thank you
My understanding is that if a tea cake is sealed in a bag without air, it will stop aging. The microorganisms which make it age need a little air to do their magic.

I keep mine in purple clay storage jars, away from light and smells, trying to keep the temperature and humidity constant.