Where do you suggest to buy Pu-Erhs? Who do you not suggest?
Some of where I get mine:
Yunnan Sourcing (HUGE selection)
Dragon Tea House (Ebay)
Be careful purchasing from unknown shops on ebay. I’ve heard there are lots of fakes.
Personally, the idea of fakes frightens me, mostly because I am sure I am not knowledgeable enough to even tell the difference. So I stick with shops that I know and trust.
I just discovered last night that Yunnan Sourcing now has a US website in addition to their regular website. This may help if you are in N America. Address is http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/. Awaiting some wonderful (I hope) pu-erhs.
I’ve got a pu-erh sample I’ve yet to try. Got it from my usual supplier, Upton Tea Imports. It’s some of their mini tuo cha cakes, if I remember correctly. Will probably try it tonight as I’m still rather curious.
Thanks for the Yunnan link, will be checking that one out.
We have a really great very rare Wild Purple Buds Puerh. http://steepster.com/teas/butiki-teas/23078-wild-purple-buds-puerh
I will be getting some puerh from purepuer.com for Christmas. We have purchased the teaware from them and their service was so personal and so amazing that we are getting more this year and trying the tea as well. I will post reviews once I get it. They sell teapots, gaiwans, brushes for maintaining Yixing pots, puer picks, puer knives, puer teas, and lovely bamboo trays.