puerhshop wrote:I am myself disappointed with Xiaguan Tuocha, even I thought it's enjoyable. If you paid attention, I had it removed from the site.
I stand by for our mini bricks, which I think it's great to compete aganist any shu available.
You guys are always right, because you are the customers!
Again I'm really not trying to be mean, just honest...
If you were disapointed with the Xianguan then why include it in the Taste of Mellowness Sampler? Which was described as:
Try a tasting kit for the best Puerh Shop has to offer at a deep discount!
To me a tasting kit like this is a pure endorsement that something represents THE BEST of what you have to offer. Or am I reading something into it?
Also those tea bricks don't compete against the other Shu's out there. The 2006 Golden Melon Tribute Tuocha you used to sell at $2.98 is legions beyond the mini bricks which have been described as "gross, muddy, disgusting and unpalatable'.
Again I commend you on your strong commitment to your customers, but I have a really tough time commending you on your view on what is good tea.
I really wasn't trying to single any shop out in my initial rant, more present a reality check about what i feel is an easy trap to fall into as a relatively new to pu-erh teahead. I think I've managed to cut off my misdirected path before blowing too much in search of the diamond in the rough. I think the tragedy will be the people who put out a fair amount of money on cakes which may become colossal wastes of time, effort and even money.