MarshalN wrote:Honestly, at the current price the tea is completely not worth it. If you are only interested in drinking and not speculating there are far better value for money plays out there.
I own quite a few of these (from both production dates), which I bought back when it was 200-300 RMB per cake. At that price is was alright. At the current price, there are better plays for either daily drinking tea or "investment".
I am not familiar with the seller in this thread, never had anything from DTH and do not mean this comment to bad mouth them or anyone in particular. I would just say buyer beware of Dayi teas that have a "too good to be true" price tag. If you want real/famous Dayi tea, it will not be cheap.
As a vendor and someone living and doing business in China for nearly a decade, there are no shortage of people making fake cakes. There are entire shops in marketplaces in Yunnan, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou whose entire business model is based on selling fake famous cakes.
It behooves most people to ignore the label and chase after what they enjoy instead of a brand or fame. The most important goal should be finding tea that you enjoy. (If the fake ends up being good, then I guess it is still sort of a win)
Like Marshaln said, for the current price of this cake, no way. I can think of 500 other cakes more worthy of my money.