shah82 wrote:Zhongcha shenanigans as they reentered the puerh market as a real brand in 2006 played a role in the big crash summer/fall of 2007.
shah82, thanks for this information. At that time, do you know if COFCO was already in the play with CNNP? If so, why are they not accepting responsibilities for anything pre 2010?
Many vendors are advising me to steer clear of China Tea, due in part to their quality, lack of manufacturing and processing facilities, inconsistent source of suppliers, etc etc. However, it is not what I experienced after sampling their teas and saw their packaging and their reasonably low pricing.
CNNP brand is too "nationalistic" to die, maybe it will remain mainstream for the locals in future...but then again, maybe not.