An earthquake struck the heart of the Pu-erh tea growing region of Yunnan province in China earlier this month. I wonder what the tea gods are trying to tell us??
For more info on the earthquake, check out this ReliefWeb link.
Tea drinkers worry that prices of pu-erh will go up even more. According to the UK Telegraph, pu-erh prices were already on the rise in 2006--increasing 50% that year alone. Since the quake, prices have risen another 30-50%. Pu-erh is now worth its weight in gold six times over!