apache wrote:I think I should take more care of what I said. I didn't try all their products, only a subset. I would take each individual cake or tea as its own merit, be it is handcraft single mountain wild old tree, or from a big factory made of plantation leaves or from any vendors. Not becuase any tea trader is a crook and trying to cron my money, but because puerh tea is a complex and interesting subject, no one can knew everything about it and mistake is very easy to make when you source your stocks.
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
iovetea wrote:i wouldn't call it naive, if you want drink tea and know no trustworthy people you just have to take such gambles and risk money to one day get great tea.
well i once even bought fake gyokuro in a real store i. so there is no real safe place and you always just have to take gambles i think.
The romantic in me believes deeply that there are good sources and good vendors. It just takes work to find them! I have been to few stores where I trust the entire stock, but I have found them!