Ohhh, I see.beecrofter wrote:No, what I meant was all the discussion of price and little on what the tea actually was like as it presented to each of the senses.
As in why not just steep currency and find out if $20's taste better than $5's.
Well, I can only speak for the Tiandiren teas I have had - maybe a dozen or so. In general, I would say they are lower end teas, some with more depth than others. I think the 2006 Bulang is nice, and strong, with a fair amount of depth and feeling. (considering the price) There is also a TDR ripe cake that I think is quite decent.
I guess the issue of currency only comes up when prices are very disparate for the same tea. Price is always going to be mentioned as a benchmark. Most of the time, if a tea is really amazing, with depth, character, qi, and potential to age, it will not be in the $10 range. So, saying a tea is around $10 says a lot, particularly if that tea is from 2006. I don't think there are many $10 raw puer teas from 2006 that will be amazing, if there are though, i would be happy to buy them!