mageta wrote:So it seems like sheng pu is preferable to shu, and the former has a more complex flavor. I understand that yunan sourcing is a good vendor for pu, would this be a good place to go after I finish the cake I just got?
In general, yes. Ultimately, it seems, most pu drinkers seek out well-aged sheng pu. Of course, there is good shu and there is bad sheng, and for everyday drinking, you can find drinkable, affordable cakes of either. But for once-in-a-lifetime tea experiences, there is nothing like an extraordinary aged sheng. Or so I hear. I'm not a huge pu drinker, and just one cake can last me a long long time, so my experience is limited. Based on the things I have tried, I would say that a mellow sheng with a few years of aging is generally more interesting than any kind of shu.
Yunnan Sourcing is a fantastic source for pu. Look around on the pu forum for advice on where to start. Go with samples until you're ready to commit to a whole cake.