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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by gasninja » Nov 26th, '13, 21:29

.Taiwan is a typo.

Thanks spell check police

Or where you really not aware that Taiwan is a country in Asia where Puerh tea is commonly stored.

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by Chip » Nov 26th, '13, 21:39

Sup, TeaFriends? :mrgreen:

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by Exempt » Nov 27th, '13, 14:39

puyuan wrote:
shah82 wrote:think about the difference in price/quality ratios when it comes to Royal Puer and TeaUrchin. This is not considering places like China Flair or PurePuer.


Sorry to intrude but this sounded a little cryptic to me, as I only know half of these vendors. Would you care to expound? Thanks.



I'd also like to hear what exactly you mean, Shah

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by shah82 » Nov 27th, '13, 17:55

I think it's best to leave it cryptic because this isn't really a forum to be fully critical of vendors, and since I don't hate Royal Puerh or TeaUrchin, and especially since I have little direct experience with Royal Puerh products, I don't think I want to expound on the reasoning.

China Flair and PurePuer are places with very poor quality/price ratios, although China Flair looks to have at least decent cakes if dramatically overpriced.

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Dang, looking at China Flair--they don't seem to have raised their prices, so the p/q has been improving over the years...And they have interesting tea, if you're willing to pay very big money for it...I'd love to try that '90s Songpinhao, and the price for a cake isn't totally unreasonable, if it's in good condition.

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by puyuan » Nov 27th, '13, 17:58

shah82 wrote:I think it's best to leave it cryptic because this isn't really a forum to be fully critical of vendors, and since I don't hate Royal Puerh or TeaUrchin, and especially since I have little direct experience with Royal Puerh products, I don't think I want to expound on the reasoning.

China Flair and PurePuer are places with very poor quality/price ratios, although China Flair looks to have at least decent cakes if dramatically overpriced.

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Dang, looking at China Flair--they don't seem to have raised their prices, so the p/q has been improving over the years...And they have interesting tea, if you're willing to pay very big money for it...I'd love to try that '90s Songpinhao, and the price for a cake isn't totally unreasonable, if it's in good condition.



That's what lead to me ask, because I didn't find the songping and zhenchuanyahao overpriced at all. I'm getting used to seeing worse. I assumed you meant their tea had poor storage overall. Anyway, thanks!

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by gasninja » Nov 27th, '13, 20:53

Wow this thread got a little side tracked.

But I gotta say the zhenchuanyahao is over 2500 dollars :shock:

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by puyuan » Nov 27th, '13, 23:05

gasninja wrote:Wow this thread got a little side tracked.

But I gotta say the zhenchuanyahao is over 2500 dollars :shock:



About the same as the only other western reseller that had it? The only (much) cheaper price I've seen lately was in a taiwanese auction, but that was for a full tong and it was a while ago actually. (I don't know about the storage of either this or the auction's also.)

Sorry to op for all this off-topic, I'm actually interested but unfortunately most of my better stuff is stashed away in China. I'll see if I can find something nice though.

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by gasninja » Nov 28th, '13, 00:36

I know but a two years ago that would have bought a Huang Yin.

Ouch just checked Best tea house Canada they are selling it for $4000
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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by shah82 » Nov 28th, '13, 00:41

Who's voting for the Huangyin?

I know Zhenchunyahao is nice and all, and historic.

But I want the 70s tea.

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Re: Zared: trade aged samples

by puyuan » Nov 28th, '13, 18:57

shah82 wrote:Who's voting for the Huangyin?

I know Zhenchunyahao is nice and all, and historic.

But I want the 70s tea.


And I ramble again...

I'd go with the younger one because of the education it provides: a sort of benchmark for all the to-be-aged gushu cakes we've been buying and, more importantly, because I'm interested in blending and pressing a few cakes for self-consumption. Besides blending, I'm finding "recipe" (what leaf material goes with what) an increasingly underrepresented art and I'd like to understand what an original Songpinghao producer did when left to his own devices with years to pick and choose maocha.

But at this price tag, I'd just risk the 97, really. :|

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