here is my first Tong of 2017 7542apache wrote:The climate in Bangkok should be ideal to store puerh. Make sure there is no odd smell including air-freshener, moth-ball etc. in the place you store them. I don't think it would be matter than much with or without air conditioning but one thing you need to be careful is make sure there is no condensation or the tea would become damp and mould would be a problem. When you see mould, it is often too late! Also insects could be a problem too in the tropic.sumpao wrote:I live in Bangkok. Temp here is around 30-34 C all year round sometime in winter it will go down to 25 C.apache wrote:What is your storage condition? e.g. average temperature and RH?sumpao wrote: Updated I now buy a tong of 2017 7542 price is quite good 33 USD/cake
I plan to buy a tong of 2019 7542 also
I store mine around 20 C with RH around 70% and the ageing process is less than half the rate of it would be in Hong Kong or southern China. If RH is less than 50% the ageing process might grind to a halt.
Humidity in Bangkok is 50%-70% (raining season)
Yesterday I prepared my storage room which I think ok to store puer.
I cleaned the room due to it very dusty. and have some smell of not fresh air.
I will go back to my room today to check is the smell is gone after I cleaned it.
My first Tong should arrive this Friday so I will take a picture for you to see.
My question is firstly I plan to store Puer in my bed room but I not sure about the air condition
If I use air condition temp would be around 24-26 C in the night and 30-33 C in day time which I not sure it good for puer?
I would suggest to use cardboard boxes and fill them with tongs and cakes. You don't need the box to be sealed and it would act like a buffer and regulates the changes of temperature and HR and creates a micro-climate inside the box. One very important thing is never mixing raw with ripe but keep them separate in different boxes apart. Ideally, only raws with similar age are keep together in the same box e.g. 1 to 3 years old in one box and 4 to 6 years old in another etc. Check them and inspect them and airing them at least twice a year or every 3 to 4 months.
This is storage first edition.
I plan to dedicate one room for storage but it is in the process of cleaning the room.
Room temp is 28- 32
Humidity is 55-65%