apache wrote:Now they event have graph telling you the price movement, isn't this become like shares trading?
futurebird wrote:but what does it taste like?????
Exempt wrote:From that picture it does look fairly fermented, however if you look at some other pictures it looks a lot fresher. I've attached the picture from DTH
lordsbm wrote:Edit: Something I read that's new to me (actually everything is lol). Prices of batches like DY 7572 201 & 202 are pre-determined by official taster. Not really based on material seasons.
gingkoseto wrote:This tea is advertised to be a blended tea with aged leaves (no statement about how aged they are). Basically this kind of thing is what dayi is good at and why this tea is a lot more expensive than other dayi - not that any of this justifies its current market price... that's never dayi's concern
gingkoseto wrote:I'm not even sure if the price is pre-determined by official taster - but I do believe the price is pre-determined.
A more cynical saying about dayi price is, step 1, price is determined; step 2, profit margin is determined; step 3, production cost is calculated after considering advertising costs and other costs; step 4, they buy leaves according to their production cost calculated at step 3.
It sounds rather cynical, but I could believe it, and that's basically what everybody else does in the fashion world
TwoDog2 wrote:As I've seen a lot of posts on here lately regarding some magically cheap Dayi cakes, my personal opinion is that nobody is stupid enough to sell something well below market value. If the real market value is $150, who would sell it for $70? If a new 7542 cake costs $40, who is going to sell an 7 year old 7542 for $20? If it sounds to good to be true, chances are it is.
Dayi is one of the most widely faked brands. If you look on taobao you will also find plenty of 2011 Gold Dayi fakes for $10 or less.
That being said, casinos are very popular. As long as you are making at informed gamble, it is your call.
gasninja wrote:If you are speaking of Dragon tea house. I purchased from them. I guess it could be fake. BUT if it is? It is is better than any young Dayi cake I have ever had. Good enough that I re ordered a tong. And I would describe the taste as similar to tasting notes written here. http://www.twodogteablog.com/2013/01/13/2003-jin-dayi/
Definitely the most Elaborate fake I have seen. They went through some serious effort to make it taste exactly like the real thing, look like a real cake, put the uv mark on the sticker. Man The detail of this knock off is amazing right down to the pack of Dayi brand Silica gels in the Tong. Amazing how far the art of forgery has come.