Need help with my pu
I’ve been recently reviewing again sme of my stored pu, and I’ve noticed that some of them are worst now than when I purchased it.
I know that’s a convex curve and some pu changes to worst before turning better, but once I love one pu, there’s any way to keep it in the way it is? (with the same maduration level).
I have also read that airing the tea some days before and increasing humidity should wake up the tea (most of them taste plain).
I have heard that it can be done with foil. Is it true?
I have this trouble!
How do you store?
I’ve heard some use sealed plastic bags for each cake
To some extent I think this depends on the style you enjoy. I love the fresh fruit/straw flavors of young sheng, and it is natural for this to disappear when it ages. This change has often disappointed me when I go back to try a favorite.
Also, I used to store all my sheng in one pumidor, and found everything was tasting similar after a year or so. This is the case of locking the stable door after the horse is gone, but I now group similar teas in baggies within the pumidor. There are a dozen or so cakes that aren’t bagged to provide a “baseline” and help regulate humidity, but most of the good stuff is in baggies.
Yes, though I’m not super stringent with the “sealed”. I sometimes just fold a non-ziplock baggie and lay the end under the cake.
perfect. Then I’ll do that, as I also enjoy that fruity flavour that young shengs have.
yes, i am doing the same, for the same reasons :) I think you are lucky with the temperature in spain, but not the humidity. (it is dry there, no?)
The worst thing for humidity is air conditioning. Replacing the cardboard box with an air-tight plastic bin would help with the humidity. Plastic can out-gas chemicals that could affect flavor, so I look for older containers (I use picnic coolers I bought in yard sales).