I thought I found a good seller (cai cheng), but only to know from that forum the seller sells xuefei cha
What is xuefei cha? Babelcarp is mute as a fish about this term.
I saw their advertising on taobao, and have to admit I'm very attracted by their tea wrapper
Would you please share your experience with them?
I have tried few of their mid-range priced cakes from Jinggu in 2011 and 2012 and got a mixed feeling. In 2011 I saw that they were very popular on taobao and felt adventurous and bought 2 cakes. One of which, "Yezhutang", I find to be excellent for the price (and I still like it very much), and the other, "Dahei Yanzi" was awfull, with too much hong cha taste - by now it tastes flat and of an even worse hong cha. So, in 2012 I bought 3 more, just from curiosity. 2012 "Yezhutang" is not as good, as 2011 - tastes more like a not-so-good Wuliang. But 2012 "Fengshan Huangtian" is a good tea, at least for drinking now - it has got toms of high floral notes that eventually should disappear and then I don't know what will be left, besides, I suspect that it might be a case of infamous wulong puer that is lately being discussed on this forum. And finally, their 2012 "Single Tree Wendan Shan" is a really decent tea that I hope will improve further - right now it is pleasant and energetic enough, but nothing special.
I wrote about these teas on another forum, and some other people from that forum bought some cheaper Cai Cheng cakes. Afterwards, they reported a lot of disappointment, complaining about extremely law quality of the leaves (with lots of sticks and yellow leaves) and not-so-good taste.
Except for the Jinggu teas (I read somewhere that the owners are from Jinggu), they have a rather expensive "Ancient Dragon Garden" series (I am not sure, maybe from Mansong?), that I would probably try one day.
They also have more expensive cakes from every major Yunnan region, but I did not try them and never read any reports about them.