storing puerh samples

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storing puerh samples

by Cinnabar Red » Dec 22nd, '08, 19:45

I just received a bunch of puerh samples, each in a zip lock type plastic bag.
Is it ok to store them in these bags until fully consumed, which will take a while, or should they be re-packaged in another type of package?

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by hop_goblin » Dec 22nd, '08, 19:58

I would take them out. I use plain white envelopes preferreraly ones which don't smell like excessive glue. I find that the recycled ones smell the least. Just tape the back side, label, cut one of the ends and dump it in. Easy.

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by Cinnabar Red » Dec 22nd, '08, 20:12

Thanks hop_goblin, will do.

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by shogun89 » Dec 22nd, '08, 20:14

When the pu box came to me I took some samples of things I wanted to try. I put these samples in plastic ziplocks and have had them in the bags for I think about 2-3 months now. I am still consuming the samples gradually and all taste fine. So I say bags are fine.

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by Wesli » Dec 22nd, '08, 20:38

If the bags don't smell, don't worry about it.

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by Cinnabar Red » Dec 22nd, '08, 20:40

Oh, Oh!

Guess I'm stuck cobbling together hybrid half plastic, half paper bags.

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by tony shlongini » Dec 23rd, '08, 00:08

hop_goblin wrote:I would take them out. I use plain white envelopes preferreraly ones which don't smell like excessive glue. I find that the recycled ones smell the least. Just tape the back side, label, cut one of the ends and dump it in. Easy.


What a simple and elegant solution.

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by lydia » Dec 23rd, '08, 01:28

As they are samples, just leave them in the bags. It is ok to keep like this for several months.

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by JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 11th, '09, 14:38

I have had no problem with keeping samples for a while in plastic bags but the suggestion to put it in paper may be a good one if you have a lot of samples. The gases that come off the plastic could in theory be a problem for long term storage. I have not kept any long enough to worry about it.

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by Cinnabar Red » Jan 11th, '09, 17:20

netsurfr wrote:I have had no problem with keeping samples for a while in plastic bags but the suggestion to put it in paper may be a good one if you have a lot of samples. The gases that come off the plastic could in theory be a problem for long term storage. I have not kept any long enough to worry about it.



I'm afraid I went temporarily insane and added 23 samples to the seven I had.
Is this an unusually high number of samples for this group? I bet not. :P

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by RemedialLogic » Jan 13th, '09, 00:28

I started off using zip locks but it got expensive, so i bought a box of those small brown paper baggies that the grocery stores use.

for around 20 or so dollars i bought a box of i think 250 paper bags, also easier to label with a pen to keep track of all those samples.

its starts out at 7... then 23 then before you know it you'll have hundreds and hundreds of samples =p.

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by Salsero » Jan 13th, '09, 00:43

RemedialLogic wrote: its starts out at 7... then 23 then before you know it you'll have hundreds and hundreds of samples
Yes.

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by tony shlongini » Jan 13th, '09, 00:52

I don't think storing them in plastic will hurt much if it's only for up to a few weeks or so. How long will you hold on to samples, anyway? A breathable paper envelope is still a better solution, I would think.

Besides, how many times do I have to say this- I don't like samples. I like meaty beaty big and bouncy bings.

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by RemedialLogic » Jan 13th, '09, 04:59

depends on the size of the sample, if its a huge chunk off of a bing then i would save it over time.

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by JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 17th, '09, 19:32

[quote="Cinnabar RedI'm afraid I went temporarily insane and added 23 samples to the seven I had.
Is this an unusually high number of samples for this group? I bet not. :P[/quote]

I have gone permanently insane and added 24 tongs to the samples that I had. :lol:

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