FAQ for the 2015 Collection and Shopping at White2tea
Anytime we have a set of new releases there are some frequently asked questions that crop up, so this time we are going to make some broad recommendations and lend a helping hand in the decision making process, as well as address some issues that might come up for customers browsing the new 2015 collection. Questions will be listed in bold with answers below.
Dear White2tea, I’m new to Puer and … help.
We have a new tasting set called Basics. It is four 100g mini-cakes, each with a specific purpose, such as teaching the drinker the difference between spring tea, autumn tea, huangpian, and aged raw. There are four cakes in a mini-tong. Almost a half kilogram of tea, and we will comp shipping with coupon code: basics. That means you get to try 4 different puers and get 400 grams of Puer tea shipped anywhere on the earth for under $40. The basics set is a great place to start your Puer journey.
Dear Twodog, I am a broke-ass student. What do you recommend i buy if my budget is $XX?
For raw Puer, the Milk, Cream,& Alcohol($17.50) is our best budget option for a daily drinker with power, also suitable for aging. For those craving a tea with more sweetness and fragrance, the Little Walk($19.50) is the way to go. For a newly pressed aged tea, the Repave($36.50) is a good deal. If you like black tea, the Bang Dong Hong Black Tea is $5 for 50 grams of black tea made with Puer material, we priced the tea way below the normal asking price. Put it up against any black tea on the internet (or elsewhere) and it will hold its ground as a value champion.
Hello 2Dawg, what is the best tea from this spring?
My votes for the best spring tea are the Bosch, Tuhao as fuck, and Last Thoughts. (Still one more to come, I am currently impatiently waiting for it to be pressed) Sample around and see what fits you best. For value, see the question above.
Hey Twodiggity, I noticed you don’t have village names on your teas and don’t list the age of the trees and other material specifics, why are you a filthy crook?
In recent years, I feel labels such as specific village (and even area) names are so widely misrepresented that they have lost all meaning. In addition, the ages of trees are generally widely exaggerated in the market. Rather than participate in this trend, we are opting to give limited but useful information to customers, such as broad regional and flavor information. Our hope is that customers will try to the teas and decide to purchase them or not based on the merits of the tea, rather than on the “300 year old tree Pure Laobanzhang Spring” trope of labeling. We feel that using broad and accurate information will be more useful for consumers.
Hi TeaDogg, I am offended by the casual swearing on your 2015 cake labels and would like to file a formal complaint.
To the White2tea, what accounts for the price differences of your cakes?
Different teas have different base costs. More expensive does not necessarily mean better, especially when accounting for personal taste. Maocha [raw Puer loose material] can command a higher price for several reasons, including the fame of the village, amount of the material, or market trends. This season we tried to make cakes on several levels, ranging from the budget friendly introductory level to the connoisseur level. We recommend sampling several teas and deciding which tea is most pleasing for you.
Hopefully this FAQ has helped in clarifying some of the common questions that will arise. As always, we are happy to answer questions. You can contact us anytime here. Browse our Spring Puer teas here.