Cake Adulteration

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Cake Adulteration

by MEversbergII » Dec 3rd 13 7:38 pm

Well, this is distressing:

Translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?s ... 52325.html

Chinese Language: http://www.puercn.com/puerchanews/news/52325.html

Summary: Off pu'er bings can be sprayed with some mystery substance to bring it back around.

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Re: Cake Adulteration

by 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Dec 4th 13 12:37 am

Interesting and disturbing! Thanks for the link.

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Re: Cake Adulteration

by mr mopu » Dec 4th 13 3:13 am

Very nice article! Hence the need for knowing the seller and trusting them.

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Re: Cake Adulteration

by AllanK » Dec 4th 13 9:17 pm

mr mopu wrote:Very nice article! Hence the need for knowing the seller and trusting them.
Also the need for a seller who is not duped into stocking up on that tea.

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Re: Cake Adulteration

by mr mopu » Dec 5th 13 3:14 am

AllanK wrote:
mr mopu wrote:Very nice article! Hence the need for knowing the seller and trusting them.
Also the need for a seller who is not duped into stocking up on that tea.
Agreed on that one! Good point Allan!

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Re: Cake Adulteration

by MarshalN » Dec 7th 13 1:43 pm

Um, it's well known that placed in a good storage environment, a traditionally stored tea will gradually lose the white coating and the smell from the storage. Properly done, for those who are not well acquainted with traditional storage they might not know it's been through that. For people who've drunk enough to know, it's still very obvious.

This just sounds like complete BS to me - mostly because the original premise here is that moldy storage = terrible, but that's not true at all.