shogun89 wrote:Looks good. Alittle pricy though for a shu. Most shu's taste pretty similar whether cheaper expensive, so I would say go with cheap $10 cakes or a big bag of tuochas.
I agree that shu's taste somewhat
similar, but not similar enough to not warrant a large price gap. You have to factor in a few things; factory, source of leaves, fermentation level, age, etc. For instance, I've never had an "old" 7572, or even an "old" 7672, but I'm willing to bet that the 7672 would probably taste more like a real aged sheng comparatively, and therefore personally worth more than the 7572 due to it's lighter fermentation. If you want to go to an extreme of differences in shu, try the 06 Xiaguan french export shu toucha, and a recent 7572 from Menghai. [/i]