Starting this year, puerh cakes start to have such standard labels printed on them with all the information (factory name, date of production, weight, certification number...) that we all wished for so long.
This year, Yunnan started this system on a voluntary basis, but intends to make it compulsory next year onwards, according to my understanding from Teaparker's account. The QS (Quality System) logo on the cake will become a must. Only factories that work according to standard procedures will receive the certification allowing them to print the QS logo.
This is quite an improvement over the current situation where many factories accept big customer orders and then ask what wrapping paper the customer wants. While there is no magical solution against fakes, giving the customer more information is a good way to let him recognize what's original and what's fake. In the world of puerh, such clear labels are a revolution against forgers and crooks!
Song of Tasting Tea at West Mountain Temple
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