outside tea expo

Despite high hopes for this event, I have to say I was a little disappointed my day out at the tea expo. Filled with people, all handing out their business card, sussing out how how many cases you might like to buy from their factory whilst brewing their low quality teas that they brought for the general public to try, this place left me yearning for the quiet streets of the tea market.

fast food pu

I’m afraid I don’t have much commentary on this event, the atmosphere of commercialism wasn’t really my thing. I’m told though that this year’s expo was approximately 1/2 – 2/3rds the size of last year’s, another indication of the slump in the puerh craze of late.

scott drinks tea with Mengku representative

Scott did manage to find some good young teas to buy in quantity and some apparently great 2008 Jingmai Gu Shu Cha, which I haven’t had the opportunity to taste as of yet, but hope to soon.

puerh mixed with lotus blossoms

Some pu from a Taiwanese company, specialising in mixing their pu with various kinds of lotus blossoms. A pretty bing, but too floral for my taste.

tea expo general scene

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