I made a list like this a few times for newcomers. Although I'm going to delete my recommendation of the 05 Peacock of Mengsong.
This tea, http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=559
, and this same tea, but stored differently http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=799
are both fantastic for their age, and are decently priced. The dry stored version is, in my opinion superior of the two, but only slightly. This is the best way to see what different storage conditions can do to pu'er. Great learning experience, and delicious too! Great way to broaden and "train" your pallet.
http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=756
This is another great example of dry storage at it's best. While a great tea, I think it's still overrated and overpriced. However, even with that being said, this is a tea you must taste at least once. It's tenacity will challenge you. The most active tea I've ever had at this age. Impressive.
Sorry this one that I had here previously is completely sold out- even the sample!
http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=790
I think this tea is very underrated. The compression is crazy on this one, so it requires a lot of patience when sampling. I think overall it's a pretty good tea for the price, and one of my favorite "cheaper" XZH releases of last year. It's been a while since I sampled it, but I seem to remember it being a very clean, smooth Menghai-type flavor. I am a huge fan of Youle and Bulang teas, and this one is an interesting mix of the two. Great blend, the flavors are fairly balanced and work well to play off one another as a very layered experience of sweet, and mellow from the Youle, and the strong, pungent, and bitter from the Bulang and ancient tree spring tips.
http://www.houdeasianart.com/index.php? ... cts_id=837
This brick is starting to show some pretty good aging, but it's still very strong. This tea will give your strainer a workout! Typical Baoyan chop affair, strong, woody, thick yet if you treat it right it's a perfect cold weather tea. Brutal cha qi on this one.