futurebird wrote:Wow, you use a lot of tea, but I guess for 200 ml it makes sense.
I'd like to try this. Just to compare notes. I wonder what the cheapest way to get it to the US is?
When I try to use taobao agents they always have some excuse "oh they ran out" "oh now the shipping is $9999" etc... I gave up on ordering with them.
If I could get it to the US for less than $8 SH plus the $4 cost I'd go for it...
Maybe I'll just buy it when I go to China next year.
For this test you need a gram or two more. The 3mins and 5mins steeps are normally the hardest to drink
Ya getting an agent is a challenge. Mine only do sea shipping for food products. 1st 500g S$5.80, every additional 500g S$1.70, then add 2% agent fee. It'll likely end up being 50-100% or more cheaper than getting locally (if I can get it).
I'd been using this agent for years, their service is like roller coaster ride. Sometime is so bad I'll wish to jump to another agent, but sometime they are so effective, I can even fault them
Most of the tea I buy, I'll unlikely to get it in retail stores in most provinces. Unless you goto Guangzhou or Yunnan, don't expect to get things cheap. It's better you know the local price before you even try buy tea in China. A <10RMB XG tuo on TB, could ended up as 50RMB tuo. Why? Because the sales will tell you this tuo is te ji, meaning special grade
Many may think buying off TB is a gamble, and there's a lot of fakes. They are true, but there's also a lot of good less known good value tea. Taobao, means digging for treasure. You have to know where to dig
Have fun on your trip