kyarazen wrote:i wonder how many teas can be like an LBZ 07 now? because it is an extremely good tea, the LBZ 07 of the one you had sampled is now easily $5k a piece in mainland now, the 08 LBZ is 4k+... in some way this is one style of "aged pu-erh", sealed storage of a single mountain gushu for the past seven years have paid off, but no one knows what happens after ten, fifteen, twenty or more years, will it pass its peak, or continue to "improve" further?
It is still questionable for aging LBZ as the style done in 2007 onwards was quite new. And it is crazy to pay for such price. I tasted the LBZ continously since 2007 and there are many faces of it and what comes out eventually is still a guess. It it not the greatest tea, there are better and cheaper tea e.g. a pure authentic Ziyah if processed correctly. I have one that last 30 brews and I think it is as good as LBZ, if not better if you consider other profiles that this tea has. And it is at the fraction of the LBZ price.