I'm new to the world of pu'erh, and I was wondering if any of you would be able to help me. I've been reading about pu'erh online for a few months now, and for Christmas I was given some loose-leaf shu (the one here: http://www.davidstea.com/our-teas/pu-erh-tea/organic-golden-pu-erh). This is the only pu'erh DavidsTea sells (besides those with other things added), and though I like it, I'm looking to buy something a bit more authentic.
I've been looking at a few of the teas on Yunnan Sourcing, but there's just so much selection, I don't know where to start. I'd like something that'll be ready for consumption as soon as I get it, so I think I'm looking for some shu pu'erh, assuming most decent sheng that's already aged will be too expensive for me. I'm willing to pay at most
around $40 for 357g, but anything of a lower price would be great, as long as the tea's not junk. Raw pu'erh in that price range, ready for consumption, would also be welcome, but I don't know how available that is.
I'd prefer to buy something on the Yunnan Sourcing US site, because I live in Canada, but I'm open to any suggestions. I just want something that will be a good tea to start with, before I start buying more specific pu'erhs to fit my tastes.
Thank you very much for your time, I appreciate it