After the volatility and collapse of pu’er tea prices in 2007 [CNY 20 per kg or ~US$2.60 per kg], prices of the Yunnan tea were relatively stable for five years. Since 2013, however, the price of the famous tea has begun to creep up, with some of the older varieties having almost doubled in value,
Persistently stagnant coffee bean prices in the New York futures market have dragged wholesale coffee bean prices in the southwestern province of Yunnan, a major coffee-bean production site in China, to nearly the cost of production. At 15 yuan (US$2.46) a kilogram, some farmers are being driven to cut down their coffee bean trees…Full-text article:
It is a conventional wisdom among Chinese people that after a heavy meal, a cup of Pu’er tea will help to cut the grease and remove excessive fat from the body. Now China’s giant medical group Tasly has taken the ambitious step of trying to make it “the third coffee” for people in the West.