JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

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JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby zencha » Aug 13th, '09, 04:24

Is US$230 a good price for this cake ?
http://jingtea.com/tea/puerh-tea/2003-w ... -raw-puerh

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby oldmanteapot » Aug 13th, '09, 06:12

I'd say there are many other options and choices out there.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby tony shlongini » Aug 13th, '09, 07:49

Offering a fairly young tea for $230 [b]without[b] revealing the producer takes a very special level of nerve.

They've got to be kidding.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby olivierco » Aug 13th, '09, 08:00

zencha wrote:Is US$230 a good price for this cake ?


As they sell samples for 3.75£ you may taste it without taking too many chances.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby zencha » Aug 13th, '09, 08:13

according to JingTea.com the name of this cake from the wrapper is translated as follows:
Yunnan Yi Wu Mountain Ancient Bush Tea
Wild Bush Quality Guaranteed
Produced by Meng Hai Factory, Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province, China

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby shogun89 » Aug 13th, '09, 08:23

Dont often see Dayi producing any wild products. . . :roll:

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby hop_goblin » Aug 13th, '09, 09:24

The price is a little steep but not unheard of. It does look like a lovely beeng. The proof is in the pudding. Sample it :D

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby Zanaspus » Aug 13th, '09, 12:22

zencha wrote:Is US$230 a good price for this cake ?
http://jingtea.com/tea/puerh-tea/2003-w ... -raw-puerh


Site unseen, I'd still assert that if I had $230 to spend on young sheng, I could do much better.

Given the picture, I'd assert that if I had $230 to spend on young wet storage sheng, I could do much better.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby drumhum » Aug 14th, '09, 21:36

I have bought a fair amount from that shop. Mostly Oolongs.

It is run by a passionate tea drinker (Edward Eisler) who has spread the word of chinese tea in the UK in an enthusiastic dignified way. His business is clearly aimed at the well heeled connoisseur. He has connections to some of the best restaurants in the UK.

I once bought some rather expensive puerh from them, that was rather obscure in description. after a couple of email exchanges with "customer services" I had a personal email from the man himself. My conclusion was that he didn't know a lot about the puerh and had bought it through recommendation and taste (best way IMO). It was a fine tea indeed.

I have never had anything from that shop that wasn't high quality. It wont be cheap but it will be good.

I see the store products as very reliable, but expensive buys. I've wasted much more money on bad tea from other suppliers than what I've spent on Jing's slightly inflated rates.

I'd say you are pretty much guaranteed a good tea from Jing, but you are paying them to chose it and "filter out" the poor examples of tea that are everywhere.

I have to admit I am buying less from them now-a-days as I find the hunt and the gamble with other suppliers rather entertaining (we all love a bargain don't we?) - especially now that I have become more knowledgeable and capable of sniffing out the better buys.

It was this store that enabled my entry into the world of tea, as a matter of fact, and I would go as far as to say they sell the best chinese teas in the UK. (though that isn't really saying much considering how few dealers there are!).

This is just my experience of course.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby apache » Aug 15th, '09, 04:22

Yes, I would agree with drumhum.

I post a link sometime ago about a radio programme, which Edward Eisler talked about tea in China.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9360

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby MarshalN » Nov 27th, '11, 23:07

http://xinghechaye.com/webs/product.asp?proid=51

About $100 USD from this place, and since this is a web-price, chances are it's a good deal cheaper if you bargain in real life, especially if buying in bulk. Look to be the same tea, maybe slightly different storage, but hard to say without trying, with the Jing one probably a bit wetter. It doesn't help that Jing's picture is terrible.

So I'd echo the sentiment: you can probably do better without paying the premium. Sample it if you must, but at that price you can start buying some late 1990s cakes that aren't very famous and wetter stored.

If anything, this looks like a private production, perhaps pressed by Menghai (or possibly not actually Menghai). There's next to none documentation on this tea, afaik. I've personally never seen it. The fact that it uses proper characters means it's probably destined for the Taiwanese market.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby G-off-re » Nov 28th, '11, 00:07

MarshalN,

Im always amazed by your ability to find a cake from another source.

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Re: JingTea.com 2003 WILD YI WU RAW PUERH ?

Postby Drax » Nov 28th, '11, 06:56

I'm more amazed that we have a newbie who resurrects a two year old thread, and that for some reason we pick back up with these threads without skipping a heartbeat... the OP isn't even around anymore.

So to continue on that note, I suppose it's interesting that after 2 years, MarshalN was still able to find a source under half of jingtea.com... :lol:

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