How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

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How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by dizzo » Jun 26th 17 8:40 pm

Ive got a heck of a stash going. Probably enough for me to drink freely for 6 months.
Mr Chen contacted me about an order I asked to put in...A sampling of everything he has. My stash is even bigger now. Im worried about missing out on some teas because I am not going to be able to justify another purchase for the better part of a year! :lol:

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by victoria3 » Jun 26th 17 8:51 pm

dizzo wrote: Ive got a heck of a stash going. Probably enough for me to drink freely for 6 months.
Mr Chen contacted me about an order I asked to put in...A sampling of everything he has. My stash is even bigger now. Im worried about missing out on some teas because I am not going to be able to justify another purchase for the better part of a year! :lol:
I just put in another order with HY Chen. He gifted me a few extra teas in the last order, and I inturn gifted many of his oolongs to friends and even started an LA tea club to share more. I then found that I no longer had his everyday roasted oolongs that I really enjoy so now put in another order :D long way of saying if you have lots of tea you can share and expand your circle of drinkers 🍃

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by CWarren » Jun 26th 17 11:05 pm

I think as long as it's tea that can age well or small enough quantities of each to sip down before it fades and as long as you can drink it in your lifetime you're fine, (or have a tea heir in mind). Like Victoria said tea gifts are great too as well as swaps etc. I probably have enough tea to last a few years, mostly Oolong, puerh and heicha for aging. I see some folks who purchase more tea than they could enjoy in a lifetime but to each their own.

As for Chen I tend to buy a sampling of all his teas when the new seasonal lists come out but haven't this time. He has some really good tea he hasn't offered before too.


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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by kuánglóng » Jun 30th 17 8:05 am

I'm sitting on a pretty huge stash of ageable teas, mainly sheng pu but I'm in a happy situation since I can always sell or trade teas I don't care about that much anymore with friends.

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by joelbct » Jul 2nd 17 2:08 pm

I have about 4500g on hand, and I drink ~16g/day.

This was result of a lot of sampling of new vendors and teas. I hadn't tried new vendors in years. Probably 2000g of the stockpile I won't drink.

So really just 2500g, ~5 months of tea equivalent on hand. Which is fine, I consider the un-drunk tea just a price of searching for new teas I'll enjoy.

I don't collect age-able teas, and I like variety, so I'll probably stick to 100g pouches and under 3000g of tea on hand, with new purchases a few times a year when the new harvests come out.

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by ethan » Jul 2nd 17 7:03 pm

joelbct wrote:. Probably 2000g of the stockpile I won't drink.
Joel, How much of those 2000 grams is good tea? I am guessing that a significant amount is good quality but not what you want because now you are into different or better teas. I suggest that you list what you do not want on Teaswap for true swapping.

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by William » Jul 2nd 17 7:48 pm

ethan wrote:
joelbct wrote:. Probably 2000g of the stockpile I won't drink.
Joel, How much of those 2000 grams is good tea? I am guessing that a significant amount is good quality but not what you want because now you are into different or better teas. I suggest that you list what you do not want on Teaswap for true swapping.
But maybe he may change his mind in future :lol:

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Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by Bok » Jul 3rd 17 9:54 am

Any stash you can’t finish before it goes bad/quality decreases is too big a stash.

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Re: RE: Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by joelbct » Jul 4th 17 10:11 pm

William wrote:
ethan wrote:
joelbct wrote:. Probably 2000g of the stockpile I won't drink.
Joel, How much of those 2000 grams is good tea? I am guessing that a significant amount is good quality but not what you want because now you are into different or better teas. I suggest that you list what you do not want on Teaswap for true swapping.
But maybe he may change his mind in future
It's my 'in case society collapses' stash.

And I don't really have time to list 20 different sku's of mostly 50-100g each, that aren't that great.

Lastly, I mixed together several that are similar but didn't do much for me: 600g of middling Assam in one blend, ~400g of smokey oolong that I discovered isnt my cup of tea in another. I don't think anyone would want it. Joel's mystery blends ;)

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Re: RE: Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by William » Jul 4th 17 11:34 pm

joelbct wrote: It's my 'in case society collapses' stash.
:lol:

If you don't like the Joel's mystery blends, try mixing more (or let it age for a bit) .. it may work! :wink:

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Re: RE: Re: How big of a stash is too big of a stash?

by jayinhk » Jul 5th 17 6:23 am

I have around 100kg of pu erh (which is a tiny amount for a dealer in my part of the world) with more coming in every month. I have older Liming sheng samples and new Xiaguan (for aging) coming in right now. I tend to buy a variety of sheng pu since you never know how it will turn out down the line!