Saw this Tian Fu's retail outlet when passed by at night on day one 26/11, decided to check it out when revisit Shangxiajiuliu pedestrain street on the 29/11/2011. This Tian Fu's tea merchant is one of the 2 Taiwan tea merchant that invested in China on tea rading and retail business.
the manager brew a few of her best raw puer tea for us to taste, but so so only, however she is very good I must admit, when we asked her to brew our sample Zen raw 2007, she refused claiming this raw a few year older and using top quality old trees big leaves, therefore cannot compare with her 2011 raw puer..
I am only interested in this 2 commemorative dragon puer one ripe and raw with a beautiful box...however didn't not buy becuse she refuse to give discount as it it doing retailing business not wholesale plus it is not easy to carry extra boxes like this...
Can anyone tell me which one is ripe and which is raw???
This is the only shop dealing with Tibetan puer tea, the Tibetan tea merchants in those ancient days travel by horses to Yunnan to source for puer tea.
tea leaves all from Yunnan some how the taste etc are totally different from other Puer tea this could be due the production etc of the tea totally under the strict foramt of what the Tibetan wanted..she so friendly and attentative and willing to brew us a few of our choices to taste..
the packing totally different so are the taste but the price are highly than the normal puer tea that we drink, we stay here at least an hour the longest in one shop.