yalokinh wrote:I'm not looking to cure cancer or hunger, just the normal healthy tea stuff.
If you have weak gastric or in colder climate country, just take shu. It's normally easier on the body. Or if you are willing to spend take aged sheng. Spend within your means.
Reliable, cheap puerh try look at Xiaguan brand. In China the entry/staple tea from XG are xiao fa tuo for shu, jia/te tuo for sheng. They are best kept for a few years, before drinking.
I'm going to get 2009 XG FT-7573 shu to try on my new China order, I heard it's drinkable now and it's really cheap. Kinda like the upgrade of xiao fa tuo. Cheap sheng I'm thinking of the 2006 XG Boyan brick.
They are all lower grade plantation blend, but they are cheap. Been drinking cheap XG for 3weeks in a row now, they still giving me the puerh benefits.
I can tell easily, cause when I stopped puerh for 3-7days, my feet and palms will become cool, due to the poor blood circulation. So puerh helped me on this.
My gushus are coming in a few days, will likely try and see how much a difference they make on my body