And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....


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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby MrEffendi » Jul 7th, '13, 23:38

...and to think that it won't even be drinkable for another six or seven years in the least.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby MarshalN » Jul 8th, '13, 01:19

New cakes at those prices are just silly
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby ChengduCha » Jul 8th, '13, 05:17

While eBay is probably not the best way to gauge prices, eventually the market will decide if something is worth the money or not.

There are still plenty of good, affordable cakes around if you can settle for less than the "best".
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby apache » Jul 8th, '13, 08:44

I think the price on ebay is inflated by more than 100%. Even so, the price in the Chinese market still very high, but that is LBZ and it isn't going to be cheap.

I also heard rumour saying Mr Chen has problem sourcing LBZ material this year (2013).
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby zzenster » Jul 9th, '13, 13:23

That is absurd.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby Exempt » Jul 9th, '13, 16:23

I have a couple hundred grams of LBZ maocha in my pumidor. Despite the obvious absurdity and inflation of these prices, I'm almost scared to go near it now for fear of ruining/wasting it :lol: :cry:
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby David R. » Jul 9th, '13, 17:34

Keep them, at this rate, you'll soon be able to sell them one leaf at a time...
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby apache » Jul 9th, '13, 18:26

Going back to the original post, say if I have cash to burn, thinking of paying $1,389 for a 2012 Chen Sheng LBZ, I might add 20% more to have one of this instead.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1.w4-18054235476.7.pSyCac&id=22788992108.
Only problem would be sourcing a legit version of this won't be easy.

I don't know what is the 2012 CS LBZ like, but I could tell you the 2002 Cha Wang is much much better than the 2008 CS LBZ. I can't imagine the 2012 CS LBZ would be any better than the 2008 version. However, I don't have any samples left of either of them now.

But have to be fair, I would think even the CS LBZ still better than any recent Douji BZ.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby shah82 » Jul 10th, '13, 16:43

Take a good look at this, especially the production numbers:

http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intellig ... -a-bottle/

, and shudder at the thought of good puerh (old and young) being chased by billionaires everywheres...
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby puerhking » Jul 10th, '13, 17:51

shah82 wrote:Take a good look at this, especially the production numbers:

http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intellig ... -a-bottle/

, and shudder at the thought of good puerh (old and young) being chased by billionaires everywheres...


I think it is entirely possible that LBZ will end up there. Only the rich of the rich and high ranking officials being able to procure it.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby shah82 » Jul 10th, '13, 18:11

Well, actual LBZ old tree, the actual Mansong old tree, the actual Bingdao old tree, so forth and on...


Rest of us get the cut stuff and fakes.

Perhaps it is a good investment to get the 2002 and 2004 top product bok choys.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby apache » Jul 10th, '13, 18:41

shah82 wrote:...
Perhaps it is a good investment to get the 2002 and 2004 top product bok choys.


You need to save US$ 1,800 before even think about it. :mrgreen:

On a more serious note, 2002 Bok Choy is too hot in the market, but there are alternative in the market for a bit less. 2002 Bok Choy is the extreme top end of the market, but do I have to go to that extreme? There are a lot other lesser cakes but they are still enjoyable to have. I'm happy with any lesser cakes which have some shadows of the Bok Choy, i.e. have some hint of that taste profile.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby shah82 » Jul 10th, '13, 18:49

Oh, I was just kidding. There aren't really enough good reviews of Fujin products actually. Tuochatea blogger didn't really like the 02 Bok Choy that Houde carried, for example, and MarshalN was pretty unenthusiastic about it in 2006.

Anyhoo, the main reason anyone would be interested in those bok choys is that if you get a non fake tea, you probably actually got some degree of LBZ. Heh, *even* if you got a fake tea, like that Houde '03 Bulang Jing Pin, you stood a pretty good chance of very premium leaves (that osmanthus-y floral aroma is one of the big tipoffs for one type of BZ), even if it is fall stuff.

Today? Fuggedabootit. Everything for sale are leavings, when it's not heavily cut.
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Re: And you thought Hai Lang Hao was expensive....

Postby gasninja » Jul 10th, '13, 22:52

shah82 wrote:Take a good look at this, especially the production numbers:

http://blogs.wsj.com/corporate-intellig ... -a-bottle/

, and shudder at the thought of good puerh (old and young) being chased by billionaires everywheres...

I've had a few bottles of Pappy. most I've paid is $175 for 23 yr
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