Well, things have been slow(er) in the pu-forum lately, so *twist twist* -- not too much prodding needed... heh.
The two humidifiers are down here in the corners. I've put all tuos down here. Mostly Nan Jian 2004/2005. Also some Xia Guan gold ribbon 2004, 2007. Plus some other types. I stocked up on the Nan Jian as a sold bet after having really enjoyed the 1993 tuo.
The second shelf has 2 tongs of 2008 Menghai. 7532 and 7582. And a tong of Haiwan 8088. In the back left are hiding 2 'boxes' (5 bricks each) of 2004 and 2007 XG Flame brick. Good stuff! Some misc bricks here on the left. On the right, some of the 'older' stuff -- the 1993 Nan Jian tuos, I picked up a bing of 1996 Menghai from Nada, and in that bag on the very right are some of the 90s tuos from Nada.
The third shelf, well there are three tongs hidden in the back. I think a 2008 CNNP, a Bulang Spring buds, and that "controversial" one (: The rest are all onesies or twosies of various types, all in the 2003+ timeframe. You can see the stack of mini bings near the right. The top two are the 2004 Zai Xi Po, which i'm completely butchering. But Hou De restocked those a while ago and they were only like $12, so I picked up two. They've since re-sold out. They have a really refreshing aroma, and I still haven't tried these out, so I'm looking forward to that.
You can see the temp/humidity monitor on the upper right, and there's another fan on the back wall to help w/ circulation. The top shelf had originally been only cooked puerh, but after today's organization, the cooked stuff is on the right half of this shelf. I have a few bings, some tuos, some loose stuff, but not a whole lot of shou.
The right half is mostly samples (using those clay yixing cups I got from chinese teapot gallery), and still a mix of cupcake tins. I've also placed up there some more of the stuff I haven't sampled yet, so that I have easy access to it. For example, the 5 plastic bags up front are samples of the 2008 Menghai Peacock series...
I was trying to keep the cooked stuff relatively separate, but I don't have enough of it to warrant taking up an entire shelf... and I don't foresee that changing. I do enjoy it, but it's too easy to get good current-day shou for me to want to give up space to sheng that could be aging.
Not pictured: about 20-30 more samples of stuff that I got from Hou De and also from Nada. I still have to try these out, so they're still in their original containers. I'll move them to something better once I've tried them.
The loose samples are a bit of a conundrum for me -- even if they come from bings, you usually get a mix of chunks and loose (depending on how tight the bing was). I don't want to store them in plastic bags, even if they're "open," so I've taken to storing them in clay or tin cups. I'm not sure if this is smart or not, but I haven't come up with a better solution for the 50 samples that I have...!
Anyway, thanks for looking! I'm sure as I continue to learn I'll "regret" half of my purchases, but hey, a lot of suggestions came from folks here, so maybe it won't be so bad.
Although I have to admit that I'm already dreading the thought of having to move in a couple of years.....!