Geospearit wrote:I mean, is there a good city to look? Particularly respected teashops or markets?
Beijing has Maliandao tea market. Shanghai has Tianshan and Jiuxing tea markets. Guangzhou has Fang Cun. They're all good places to buy pu'er if you can't make it to Yunnan to press your own.
Farmers on the tea mountains don't generally
sell cakes. They sell loose leaf that you would have to get pressed yourself. Which is fun, but if you only go to Yunnan there's a lot of China you won't get to enjoy.