This sample set is designed for comparing different tea storage conditions from Guangzhou, ranging from wet storage and natural storage to dry storage. The selection of teas is based on several principles:
1. Authenticity (Note: This project is not focused on determining authenticity)
2. Aged Teas (Chosen because newer teas are less influenced by storage conditions)
3. Representative Characteristics (Each tea should exemplify the typical characteristics of its storage condition, though it’s important to note that ‘storage condition’ is a somewhat ambiguous term)
The set includes three bags, each representing a different storage type, labeled as No.1, No.2, and No.3.
There is no fixed assignment of these numbers to specific storage types; it varies with each sample set.
For instance, No.1 could be from wet, natural, or dry storage, and the same applies to the others.
I will provide detailed information about each tea, from the factory details and tea name to the storage conditions and other relevant aspects, on a separate paper included with each sample set.
I recommend tasting these samples before consulting the provided documentation to form your initial impressions.
The intention here is not to define each storage type definitively but to select representative samples that aid in understanding the effects of different storage conditions.
A nice low-cost comparison set for different types of Guangzhou storage and for getting an idea of the range and variety possible. This would be good for someone newer to aged raw puer who hasn't tried a variety of storages yet, even as someone who's tried both dry and wetter storages before it was interesting and insightful doing a blind side-by-side comparison of these three.