This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

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This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby zencha » Feb 13th, '12, 07:26

I came across this on royalpuer.com:
Cha Wang Shu Tea Cake is Sui Yue Zhi Wei Tea Co. Ltd's best tea cake. The raw material is picked from tea trees which are at least 500 years old. This tea cake is the benchmark for many Pu'er tea connoisseur in China.
Anyone know this cake or factory ?
http://www.royalpuer.com/Cha-Wang-Shu-Bing-Cha.asp

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby TomVerlain » Feb 13th, '12, 17:57

Don't know the factory or the cake, but it seems to be a bit of hyperbole to claim ANY tea from 2011 is a benchmark

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby beecrofter » Feb 13th, '12, 18:32

If it wasn't picked by monkeys or nubile virgins with golden scissors it's just another marketing ploy.
Just think how good Mcdonalds claims it's food is.

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby MarshalN » Feb 15th, '12, 01:24

And the price is exorbitant

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby zencha » Feb 15th, '12, 02:27

While not the lowest priced vendor , I thought royalpuer.com was considered reputable .
According to their website , they are managed by the same group of people that has been running TeaSpring.com .
That cake is certainly pricey and making a bold claim ; was just curious about it .

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby wh&yel-apprentice » Feb 15th, '12, 03:34

MarshalN wrote:And the price is exorbitant



...Hmmm, so can we use a Parker*esk* "mindbogglingly" expensive for blue or red mark 50's bings; which depending on storage, etc. may or may not be 'otherwordly' in impression :mrgreen: ?

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1778

2011 Hai Lang Hao "Lao Ban Zhang Gu Shu" Ancient Arbor Raw Pu-erh tea cake * 400 grams
$295...another Parkerism "millionaires will enjoy drinking this in the next few decades when it reaches it's zenith" (of course Parker is now a millionaire himself who will enjoy all of those wines we mere mortals will never touch).

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Re: This tea cake is the benchmark for many in China ?

Postby tony shlongini » Feb 17th, '12, 10:18

There's one born every minute.

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