I paid 22 bucks. It is okay tasting, but the store's loose puerh is better. Once I got into it is ok. It's drinkable but not mindblowing.
it is 357g so it is a heavy cake. Live and learn I guess. What do you think it is worth?
$22 is not a bad price. The lowest price I saw on Taobao was 35 RMB, but that was from a non-reputable vendor with no feedback. The other prices of 50 RMB are about $8-$9 (before shipping). When you consider they had to ship it to the US, $22 is not a crazy price.
It's market price is probably between $10-$25.
The price you paid was fair. But, tea is really only worth what it is worth to you. If you pay $100 for a tea and hate it, it's worth nothing. If you pay $100 for a tea and it melts your brain with pleasure, that's a damn good price.