I saw this video clip from somewhere.
All in Manderin / Putonghua, no English subtitle, but if you don't understand Chinese you can watch it as moving picture tea pOrn .
Some of the thing they said was a bit dated, like the bubble in 2007, but the overall picture is very depressing as good tea whether it's aged or new, price only goes up and up.
One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
apache wrote:Some of the thing they said was a bit dated, like the bubble in 2007, but the overall picture is very depressing as good tea whether it's aged or new, price only goes up and up.
For some reason I can't watch it on my computer (I don't understand Chinese anyway ). But I would think that if the price only goes up, that's good for the tea farmer and eventually also good for the consumer. I once heard from a tea buyer that all of the tea farmers in China and Taiwan are very old and their children have little intention of carrying on the business, so in a few decades or so, some of the teas we have now won't exist anymore. If the price is increased, would more profit be made and would that be an incentive for the younger generations to keep making tea?
Puer is still bound by the laws of economics. I think one thing is true, that limited supply puer, such as truly old tree and wild leaves from desirable regions will not be low in price, as long as there are puer drinkers around.