Help me identify cake

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Help me identify cake

by bagua7 » Sep 21st 10 5:31 am

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It's raw pu erh but I can't read Chinese. Btw, it didn't have a tag attached showing the number. :?

Thanks.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by nicolas » Sep 21st 10 11:58 pm

It's a 2003 Changtai Yichanghao made from Dadugang Arbor tree leaves.

http://www.yichangtea.com/sdp/396618/4/ ... _area.html

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Re: Help me identify cake

by bagua7 » Sep 22nd 10 3:17 am

Thanks for your help.

Do you have a rough idea about its price in China? I just want to know if I overpaid.

Cheers.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by Rich Perry » Sep 22nd 10 3:28 am

I bought one from skip4tea for RM 200 which is about 65 US dollars. It's listed as 2001. I thought it was very good.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by bagua7 » Sep 22nd 10 5:12 am

Cool, I didn't. Roughly the same price. Thanks for the heads up and for bringing up a vendor I didn't know of. :)

Cake is not bad, but not for me.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by Rich Perry » Sep 22nd 10 12:35 pm

cool, more for me

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Re: Help me identify cake

by Maxwell2079 » Apr 13th 12 2:33 pm

Hello Rich P., I was trying to buy from this vendor but I am not able to reach them. The thing is I want to use paypal but don´t have the option listed.

I tried with 2 email addresses but they didn´t reply.

Any suggestions?

Best wishes.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by shah82 » Apr 13th 12 4:49 pm

There is a great deal of controversy about early Changtai. Generally because people kept playing fast and loose with the truth, and people keep doing all sorts of odd misleading things by accident.

I wondered about that '01 placement. The wrappers were usually for '03 and thereabouts. While there are notable '03 Changtai teas, most recently being hyped is a Bulang that uses a similar wrapper (and the top product 250g is always popular), by and large, you have to be careful buying Changtai. Only certain sort of products are liable to be good (Yiwu, Jing Gu, a couple other places), and many people put them into wet or bad storage (for the early ones). Skip4tea's lack of information and consignment model makes it a pretty bad idea to buy something like that Changtai without more information or samples.

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Re: Help me identify cake

by chrl42 » Apr 14th 12 12:42 am

Changtai was good when Yiwu was cheap enough..they didn't have farms but bought from farms..the price of Yiwu bushes went up few years ago (dunno exact year)..like Six Mountain..their later stuffs became so-so

BTW it's Changtai hao, not Yichang hao