There is really funny situation down in Banna and a lot of crazy, rich and dont know tea buyers who start pu-erh business just now and come with xx milions yuan in pocket.
These prices Shah82 wrote, are right in 90%, some are cheaper and some more expensive. Best to count prices is know how much in actuall time is sell fresh leaves.
From my info of people who do these places, Hekai
not jump in price and is 100+ for fresh leaves and 600 for maochaNaka
is 200 to 220 for fresh leaves and 900 for maochaJingmai
da zhai is also cheaper for old customers like 800+ for pure Da zhai material, other villages are 500-600 but there will price go down fastly in next month for second and next harvets.
The best hell is LBZ. Ok, sorry, I don´t like LBZ but... the price 5000rmb is for SMALL trees and samples I had was for 100% pure "xiao shu" LBZ and really bad tea, Just something in taste nearly like taidi and if price will be 100rmb I will thinking about put to some blend or so, but 5000rmb
It´s show which kind of people now buying this bad raw material and make this price. 8000 but more like 10 000rmb is LBZ big tree.
Day before yesterday at night was big rain in Hekai and LBZ area and in LBZ have a lot of hailstone there, Not good thing, the same with last year.
Interesting for this time is, taidi is 100% or more expensive than last year in most of Mengla and Mengai areas. Normal buyers just wait for prices crash and not accept it.
BUT gardens of Menghai Dayi TF, they will pay to the farmes 1 yuan more then previous year