An interesting article in the New York Times? on the small village of Pu’er in China.? This article talks about how Pu’er grows wild there like blueberries in Maine and how people just pick it and process it.? Also, some confimration of the pu’er craze going on in China.
? The article only briefly mentions aged pu’er and highlights the potential to get ripped off on aged cakes.? If you like to buy that kind of thing just make sure you work woth a reputable supplier and if it is 10 years old, it should be VERY expensive, think >$200/pound or more retail.
? The trees in Pu’er are very old and produce large leaves, there are also cultivated varieties.