Dangers of Pu-erh

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


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Dangers of Pu-erh

by Wesli » Jan 19th, '09, 12:00

http://chadao.blogspot.com/2008/12/perspectives-on-storing-and-aging-puer.html

Great article on Cha Dao investigating the dangers of pu-erh tea.

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by Sydney » Jan 19th, '09, 12:06

bad hair day :lol: :shock: :o :lol: :twisted: :lol:

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by hop_goblin » Jan 19th, '09, 12:09

Very lengthy but good.

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by shogun89 » Jan 19th, '09, 13:23

Thanks for the article Wes. When talking about the hair, when they said "the other end" do they mean the "downstairs department"?
Seems to me the rule still stands. . . Everything in moderation.

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by scruffmcgruff » Jan 19th, '09, 13:53

Haha I'm not sure why people decided they *must* be pubes. Could be arm hair, leg hair, beard, chest, back, etc.

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by tony shlongini » Jan 19th, '09, 14:05

I just knew those commies were out to destroy my precious bodily fluids.

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by scruffmcgruff » Jan 19th, '09, 14:10

That's why I only drink grain alcohol and tea brewed in rain water.

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by engar » Jan 19th, '09, 14:27

scruffmcgruff wrote:Haha I'm not sure why people decided they *must* be pubes. Could be arm hair, leg hair, beard, chest, back, etc.

A couple of days ago I founded one of "those" in a YPH sample, and I didn´t care where it comes from .... it´s disgusting anyway.

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by shogun89 » Jan 19th, '09, 15:38

I have found multiples of "these" hairs and wondered, Do the Chinese really have hair like this. . . Looks kinda like. . . Either way its pretty nasty, but our boiling water takes care of it.

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by devites » Jan 19th, '09, 16:09

The toxicity thing kinda freaked me out. Today is pretty much my first day that I actually have time to gong fu up some puerh. I had already gong fued 2 and halfway through a third when I read it. I hope I don't get flourosis :shock: I'm going to drink my baozhong after this session!

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by Drax » Jan 19th, '09, 16:36

One thing not mentioned in the article... we have a lot of other chemical-tainted products coming out of China... is anybody policing the tea industry? I shudder to think what could be lurking in the tea. And we're ingesting this stuff.

I have to admit that thought sometimes makes me want to abandon pu-erh all together and stick w/ organic products from Japan :D

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by devites » Jan 19th, '09, 17:20

Me too, but unfortunately I really like pu-erh. I'm sipping an organic puerh right now, fitting since I am writing a research paper on Organic farming.

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by JAS-eTea Guy » Jan 19th, '09, 17:49

I liked the guys comment about the problem of stabbing yourself and bleeding all over your pu-erh cake/brick.

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by shogun89 » Jan 19th, '09, 17:52

netsurfr wrote:I liked the guys comment about the problem of stabbing yourself and bleeding all over your pu-erh cake/brick.


LOL. Haven't done that one yet. . . . :lol:

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by chrl42 » Jan 19th, '09, 18:33

All I can say is, "avoid super wet-stored and Shu"..

Anyone who's seen the environment of Shu factories might assume that it's not the best place to produce health-related products. Not only that, but also sterilizers are done to rid of microbes after. And bad effect exists all over, in fermented products but that's not the reason we should abandon all fermented products. Bad effect exists in all over the foods, weeks ago British research discovered drinking a wine daily might severly lead to causing cancer..but wine's been consumed in West for thousands of yrs.

Examing microbe studies might be headaching,
I wonder if they seperated water-soluble microbe/not or what kind of samples of Puerh did they use..

I remember from Zhou Hong Jie 周紅杰's book, who's no.1 authority on micro-biological research, says those germs on Puerh are ignorable because other useful ones such as saccharomyces functions as 'killer yeast'..

I'm dumb on this kind of topic, and like everybody else I agree more studies should be done...

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