> Hi all,
> I have a question to the more experienced puerh drinkers in this group. I
> would like to taste some genuine aged sheng puerh, but do not have the money
> and the courage to buy a whole cake. Could you recommend me some trustworthy
> vendors, who sell samples - or just small quantities - of aged puerh? So far
> I have only found Teaspring that sells samples (15 g) of a Guang Yun Gong
> half-cooked cake from the 70'es.
> By the way, what is a half-cooked cake? I have never heard about such one.
> Thanks and best regards,
What they are calling half cooked is actually a mixture of raw and
cooked leaves that is then compressed into a bing. These typess of cake
can be quite good but they are not as good, hence not as valuable, as a
well aged 100% raw cake. I have personally tasted this particular tea
and it is authentic and good but mild in comparison to a raw cake of a
Other vendors that sell small quantities of aged tea are:
I have bought tea from all 3 of these vendors and they all sell
authentic aged tea in snmall quantities. You will probably need to
email Jing Teashop and Teahub to find out their current offerings where
Sunsing will list theirs online.