Granted, most pu'er tea sells for significantly less than that; perhaps $35-$40 for a small tin. But certain types of pu'er tea have the distinction of being among the few teas (if not the only teas) that actually improve with age. And we're not talking about a few weeks or months, or even a couple of years. People shell out the big bucks for pu'er cakes that are decades or even centuries old (going even back to the Qing dynasty period, 1644-1911). For this reason, counterfeit pu'er is becoming more and more common, and, not surprisingly, some people have turned to this magnificent tea as a form of investment. With some pu'er varieties doubling in price every two years, these are the kinds of investments that'll prick up the ears of even the most seasoned Wall Street investor.
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