The price of fresh Puer is mostly determined by ‘market forces’, the perceived quality of the tea and a little collective/individual. In the last few days the price of Lao Ban Zhang went from 800 to a thousand Yuan a kilo. Tea from a roughly 1800 year old tree in Nan Nuo Shan, more than twenty thousand Yuan a kilo.
HM : ” Before there was a price and tea. This year there’s a price and no tea.”