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I did start airing this out at home in my cupboard to see if I could get the weird odor to dissipate. From what I have read it isn’t a good idea to store pu-erh in plastic anyway. It does seem better than it did when I first tried it – I am upped the score a teeny bit today. This is not a world class pu-erh but it was very affordable and benefited greatly by a hot water rinse and short steeping times. I will probably finish the cake someday but will not be in a big hurry to do so. I think it needs more time to air out, frankly.

Mediocre pu-erh is just so sad…

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ScottTeaMan

Ceramic is probably a good way to store it…….even better bamboo or Yixing containers.

Indigobloom

Maybe you can trade it away…
I wonder what Iced pu-erh is like. Oh I’m not sure I wanna know!

TeaBrat

Scott – I just keep mine in the original paper wrapper/box or in a opened ziploc so at least it can get some air

IB – I’m keeping it! Maybe it will be a lot better in a few years. :)

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ScottTeaMan

Ceramic is probably a good way to store it…….even better bamboo or Yixing containers.

Indigobloom

Maybe you can trade it away…
I wonder what Iced pu-erh is like. Oh I’m not sure I wanna know!

TeaBrat

Scott – I just keep mine in the original paper wrapper/box or in a opened ziploc so at least it can get some air

IB – I’m keeping it! Maybe it will be a lot better in a few years. :)

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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