One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
Feb 17th, '08, 15:20
Joined: Oct 23rd, '06
Location: Seattle Area
For all you puerh heads out there, does this video make sense? It clued me in to some basic stuff that most of you probably already know, but as a beginner I found it useful. But I would like to check the veracity of the info.
Feb 17th, '08, 18:33
Joined: Jan 11th, '07
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Feb 17th, '08, 20:30
Joined: May 22nd, '06
Location: Trapped inside a bamboo tong!
Yes, you can steam puerh but like Scruff has suggested, if it is not really recommended for cakes as cakes have a tendency to absorb more water. However, tuos are the excellent candidate for steaming as they are generally highly densed and are "thicker" in mass than beengs or zhuans
Feb 17th, '08, 22:09
Joined: Jul 7th, '07
Location: Portland, OR
That would be at Hou De. Guang does say not to steam apart cakes that you're looking to store, though, just stuff you're going to drink straight away.Victoria's Own wrote:Somewhere I just saw a video of steaming one open. But it was a small cake.
The video (Cloud's) is a good one. I was glad to have found it early, before I destroyed too many cakes It's definitely a "must see" for anyone new to puerh.