apache wrote:Who knows, we might say the same thing with some of the expensive 2011 and 2012 cakes in a few years time.
This possibility frightens me.
shah82 wrote:Will you stock it somehow? I know nobody these days makes very many top end no-shit Yiwu, but be nice if at least one US based vendor sold a few cakes, though I can guess it would be north of $300, minimum.
shah82 wrote:Wow, decided to try Taobao, and the guy who had Chenyunhao is down to just one, from '01. I couldn't even find it in a taobao search...had to use google site:taobao.com to find--*again*.
needaTEAcher wrote:Pretty sure wild trees, big leaves, old trees, and all that jazz. I've read some dissenting opinions that argue that all that noise is just marketing. The jury is still out on this end though (I need to drink a LOT more tea before I have an opinion one way or the other). Either way, I love this tea!
I'll double check details tomorrow when I swing by the shop. Interesting thought: someone told me that one theory for why Bulang Mountain produces such strong teas is because it is so windy that the trees grow stronger leaves! I don't really get the botany behind it, but then again I never do; but I like the thought nonetheless!
PS-Been drinking it from hongni and liking the experience (just a note for ImmortaliTEA)
Rough weather makes stronger, better tea trees. Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Millions of people starved to death in the Soviet Union because Stalin thought he could produce stronger plants to produce food by putting plants under duress. He ordered deliberate "challenging" (my word for failure to remember what words were used) farming to induce what grew there to become stronger & yield more food. Failure did not deter Stalin, & the program continued for years past its obvious complete failure. Shortages of food cost millions of lives, > than could be counted accurately. Also, some honest farmers, botanists., & other scientists that dared to challenge Stalin's theory, were sent to Siberia to starve to death in labor camps slowly.
Anyway, love to taste tea someday as good & powerful as what is discussed here however it got that way.
ImmortaliTEA wrote:When you say high energy, are you referring to the more upbeat, high heart rate, sweating behind back and legs kind of energy one receives mostly from younger strong sheng ONLY or can high energy just mean strong Qi in general? What I mean is can any aged Sheng qualify for your definition of high energy or when a tea gets aged do you call it something different such as 'mellow' energy? Just curious because if high energy=strong qi then I was wondering why no one mentioned any aged Sheng teas because I personally think that the Qi of the older teas tend to be stronger overall but in more of a 'downer' euphoria type of way!