This has been really interesting, thanks for entertaining my question!
As Tony mentioned, that's partly what I was curious about -- if you'd go for one shot at one of the supposed best, or if you'd want more of something perhaps a not as good (on a relative scale).
As you might be able to tell, I picked three things roughly the same price. The Menghais go for about 200 BP (or 300 USD right now). And the 1996 is a Green in Orange, not an Orange in Orange.
I admit, I'm seriously tempted to try the Red Mark just for the experience.
But I'll ask an extremely naive question, so please be kind!
given Tony's statement -- I use a 150mL pot for older pu'erhs... which would amount to using 5g. What would be wrong w/ splitting a 10g sample into two sessions......?