Noonie wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:35 am
I haven't been drinking much Yancha of late, but I had a question and without wanting to hijack your thread...am posting here as it's somewhat related.
I read posts about how 'good/great' Yancha is very expensive and not a daily drinker for most of us. I understand. Though I was wondering what types of tea are both affordable and amazing. Of course it's all personal, but I'm sure of you have had a wide range of quality and price of different types of tea (Yancha, Dancong, High Mountain Oolong, Sencha, Gyokuro, Sheng, Shou, etc.). My guess is that a couple of these can be had at 8 out of 10 in terms of quality for far less $/g than other teas. For example, I don't think I've ever had amazing Dancong, but I've had aged Sheng and Sencha that were a bit expensive for my budget but really blew me away.
nope, you are not hijacking anything. In fact , I think your question fits right here though. Yes, it is personal thing, what is your daily drinker and what is your blow away stuff. That all depends not only on your budged but also what tea you have come across.
I've had some very good pieces ( puerh, DC, Ycha ) which I can not afford , neither would dare to put on shop and wait years for some customer buy it. Yet, it doesn't undervalue tea I drink, I like , I offer for sale . In fact , many times it assures me that I made a good decision / choice of selection in matter of price-quality.
In Yancha particularly the processing matters which is very much reflected in taste , that means , it is very easy make your own scale / measuring system on price-quality. Easier than puerh where other factors are involved.
One way how to systematically proceed for search on right tea for you is , pick the type / name of the tea and max. price you are willing to pay for it. Then sample vendors who offer that tea and compare taste/quality - price ( don't forget the shipping of course , because there is no free shipping , just marketing ). If vendor offers free shipping, check how much shipping fee would be for different product of similar weigh and character, then do your math.
It is a bit investment from beginning , but will help you to "learn how to swim" instead of asking for recommendations in certain groups and randomly failing.
Getting an idea about the market ( for you is the internet ) , you need to explore it . Google , key words, names of teas , time & patience .