MrEffendi wrote:I notice that a lot of you purchase sheng from very recent vintages. As a general rule (not trying to sound uppity), I never purchase sheng that's not at least six or seven years old (I want to drink it now!) Do any of you enjoy drinking brand-spankin' new sheng or are you purchasing it to start drinking it a few years later after it acquires a little age?
I'd rather buy my gushu now and know exactly what it is and how i want to store it.
In 7 years you have to deal with all manner of problems, such as not knowing how it was stored or whether it is real. And then there are the problems of nobody being willing to sell it to you or if they do, at a price that will be very expensive.
If you are buying Tiandiren raw cakes, buy a decade from now. The price will still be low and (almost) nobody fakes it.