GB3 is currently at capacity. Teas have been purchased and should be on their way to y’all within two weeks.
Here is the link to join the group-buy waitlist. Man that filled up fast. This buy is capped at 19 slots (excluding me). For the next few days, priority will be given to those who filled out the previous survey, then slots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis from the waitlist. Man that filled up fast.
Due to high demand for this buy I’m running it again with a ten share cap, a share price of 60USD, no Yiwu tea, and with a wildcard entry yet to be determined. Register your interest here. THE NEW BUY IS AT CAPACITY, but if you want to be placed on a waitlist in case someone drops out, feel free to fill it out anyway.
The roster is as follows (including myself). A single share is 30USD, and will include the stated amount of tea divided by the number of participants indicated. I am included as a participant for this purpose.
Rest assured that none of the anonymous teas are poor-quality or boring. The Gedeng is bittersweet, dark and strong. The Bulang is similar to the YXW Naka with a healthy dose of Yiwu fruit stuffed in. The Yiwu brews without changing much, but has excellent endurance and tastes of/lingers long with notes of raisins drizzled in honey (very different to all the other Yiwus I’ve had). The Banzhang shares its core flavours with the 2005 Nanqiao Banzhang from GB2, but is superior in strength, body, and qi, and has a mild but persistent sweetness to it.
$$$ = ~120USD, $$ = ~90USD, $ = ~60USD, landed (bing prices)
Quantities given below are totals for the buy, which will be divided evenly among participants. You can buy whole cakes later if desired but don’t have to.
14 Participants: 400g each of $$$ Gedeng, $ Bulang, $$$ Yiwu, + 100g $$$ Banzhang
15 Participants: Add another 100g of the $$$ Banzhang
17 Participants: Add 10g per person of 2004 Chen’s Teapot Jinzhushan Jipin ($$$)
20 Participants: Add 2004 Nanqiao Purple Peacock ($$), from the same vendor as the batch-502 2005 Blue Peacock. This tea has not been vetted, but has everything going for it in my opinion.
The overhead for vetting was 55USD (and I purchased ten additional samples for myself, of which the Gedeng and Banzhang were two). The overhead is included in the price. Tasting notes for all sampled teas will be provided to all participants once I type them up.
For those who are interested, 19 teas were sampled, of which I considered 6 to be promising. The Jinzhushan, I purchased a cake of for myself with the intention to include it in the groupbuy. It’s good tea, but less exciting than the other candidates and quite expensive, so I’ve tweaked it to 10g per person to fit the format/budget and I’ll be keeping the rest of the cake for myself.
As always, hit me up if you have any questions.