Official Tea of the 2008 Beijing Olympics


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Official Tea of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Postby insanitylater » Jun 27th, '08, 01:47

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Postby Victoria » Jun 27th, '08, 10:11

Thanks for the link!
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Postby Salsero » Jun 27th, '08, 11:44

How do you come up with this disturbing stuff? It just raises more questions than it answers.

Why is that German guy in the center of a puerh thing?

Are some of those girls anorexic? Some others look really strange. I guess beautiful girls holding teacakes is the Chinese concept of marketing ... or is it German?

How can we get one of those teacakes into the hands of a bloggeur to review?
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Postby Victoria » Jun 27th, '08, 11:56

He's Nordic and apparently was put in charge of Pu.
I loved the Pu Olympic rings!
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Postby Salsero » Jun 27th, '08, 13:11

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I completely missed the fact that the Nord is from the IOC and that the peculiar ladies are making the Pucakes form the Olympic rings.

Nice.
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Postby hop_goblin » Jun 28th, '08, 00:56

Salsero wrote:
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I completely missed the fact that the Nord is from the IOC and that the peculiar ladies are making the Pucakes form the Olympic rings.

Nice.



Sal, don't worry. Those women do look sorta sick like that contracted the Asian Bird Flu. :P
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Postby Victoria » Jun 28th, '08, 01:00

From a feather in the pu?
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Postby Ti » Jun 28th, '08, 11:35

TomVerlain wrote:anyone notice who sponsers the tea ?


Coca-Cola, who we all look to for authentic tea taste !!


That 's what hit me. What's Coca Cola got do do with it?
I wonder if we'll see pu'er in the in store coolers this summer?

The girls could be on weight-loss tea diet. :wink:
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Background

Postby Jim Liu » Jun 29th, '08, 20:26

A total of 50,000 Olympics cakes were made by Landsuntea. Its website is at
http://www.landsuntea.com/English/

Landsuntea aka Longshen Tea Factory has its root in pharmaceutical industry and it's one of the biggest tea production companies in Yunnan. It owns 'Songpin' brand name and the largest organic tea gardens in Simao.
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Re: Background

Postby Salsero » Jun 29th, '08, 20:38

puerhshop wrote:Landsuntea aka Longshen Tea Factory has its root in pharmaceutical industry and it's one of the biggest tea production companies in Yunnan. It owns 'Songpin' brand name and the largest organic tea gardens in Simao.
Impressive! Thanks for the hard information, Jim! How big a run is 50,000 cakes, do you have any idea? It sounds like a lot to me, but I don't know how many cakes of any one offering are produced by, say, a Menghai or Haiwan.
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Small production, big price

Postby Jim Liu » Jun 29th, '08, 20:48

A production of 50,000 cakes is a small batch, nicely packed for a huge profit.

I believe Menghai's 7542 cakes in any given year would be 10 times bigger in terms of production quantity.

This type of cake is of souvenir value. I would get something else if it's for drinking.
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Re: Small production, big price

Postby Salsero » Jun 29th, '08, 23:12

puerhshop wrote:...I believe Menghai's 7542 cakes in any given year would be 10 times bigger in terms of production quantity ...


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WOW! That's a lot of puerh!
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pricing

Postby Jim Liu » Jul 17th, '08, 20:57

I thought these cakes were going to be expensive, but I was shocked when I got a price quotation.

These cakes (a set of 5 cakes) are now on sale for 2980 RMB/set, or $ 88 apiece at the current exchange rate.

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Postby Salsero » Jul 27th, '08, 14:19

Everyone is hoping on the Olympic tea wagon:

http://weblog.xanga.com/lochantea/667787905/item.html
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