Few days ago I bought this, 2003 勐海云梅春茶 (aka 2003 Meng Hai Yun Mei Raw / aka 2003 Pink Dayi Raw) claimed to be specially custom for Taiwan.
And since then I couldn't get enough of it, so I went around asking and getting opinions from diff experience tea drinkers from different group/shop on the it.
Feedback are that it is good mid-aged puerh raw that has the good strong camphor (zhang xiang) taste that not all tea will end up having. Those that have tried y97 (KLP2) said pink is quite similar. I even brought the y97 and pink for other tea drinkers in another tea shop to test and the conclusion is the same. Pink is quite similar to y97 but younger and with some aging it would be better.
Some that have tried Menghai Big Yiwu Tree 1999/2001 (pic below) says that Pink has the similarity to the taste.
*picture not mine
Now, why is this not hot seller and some says probably fake? Two reasons...
1) Cause pink is not listed in any books/magazine/net. I managed to find some info on Yun Mei on the net, but it is purple colour y2003 also. Look at the picture below (purple) and above (pink), it is of the exact same wrapping and wording except the colour
*picture not mine
2) It does not come with the typical Menghai/Dayi back wrapping
*not typical old Menghai/Dayi back
*typical old Menghai/Dayi back
Then a senior pointed me to a lot of old Menghai/Dayi back and asked me to see for myself... are these all fakes?
I was quite convinced already that I would buy more regardless real/fake, I liked the taste and will buy it for drinking. Before I make the purchase I asked my seniors, what other tea with the pink price tag that has the same kind of strong camphor taste. After some thoughts, they couldn't come up with the next best.
So finally, I went and bought 1 toong, which add up to total of 10 (unopened) + 1 (opened) pieces.
I will buy some more of this progressively whenever I have more funds. This is not the end...