$24/ounce Keemun Chun Fen


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$24/ounce Keemun Chun Fen

Postby joelbct » Jul 2nd, '09, 15:41

I was skeptical of the price before sampling this one a couple years back, but this is a really sublime tea, worth the price and definitely worth sampling in my opinion. Not smokey like a typical Keemun... just a perfect, complex, full, balanced liquor... Methinks a tea this good rarely leaves China.

Keemun Chun Fen
http://www.itoen.com/leaf/index.cfm?sp=product&ID=317

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Postby Janine » Jul 2nd, '09, 18:11

Very fascinating. Despite the price, I will definitely keep this one in mind! Will try it when I don't have so many open packs of keemun-type black teas already
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Postby Proinsias » Jul 2nd, '09, 19:05

Cheers for the tip off Joel, it's on the list
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Postby olivierco » Jul 3rd, '09, 03:57

Ito En wrote:Q. Do you ship internationally?
A. No, we only ship within the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii at this time.
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Postby Proinsias » Jul 3rd, '09, 05:55

Doh, back off the list then
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Postby sriracha » Jul 3rd, '09, 07:08

A couple of years back you could use a service callad shopthestates for vendors that didn't ship overseas, they're no longer in business I believe but perhaps there are similar sites doing the same thing..?
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Postby olivierco » Jul 3rd, '09, 09:09

Proinsias wrote:Doh, back off the list then

Too bad that they don't want our teamoney. Ito En seems to be quite a nice shop.

sriracha wrote:A couple of years back you could use a service callad shopthestates for vendors that didn't ship overseas, they're no longer in business I believe but perhaps there are similar sites doing the same thing..?


Maybe but it will cost too much then.
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Postby silverneedles » Jul 3rd, '09, 16:23

IF
if you know what you want,
and how to mail it out
if the respective usps-ems(close to me)/ups/fedex is not too far from me

then
i can receive your money, go to itoen in manhattan, buy stuff, and then ship it out to you.
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Postby olivierco » Jul 3rd, '09, 17:06

Thanks for your kind offer but if Ito En doesn't make the little effort to ship internationally (which many other stores from all over the world do) Ito En won't get my money.
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Postby boywoodhe » Jul 4th, '09, 00:55

Are you kidding me $24 an ounce. :shock:
Keep your tea....unless you want to give it away. :wink: :lol:
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Postby cyberhoofer » Jul 4th, '09, 09:13

boywoodhe wrote:Are you kidding me $24 an ounce. :shock:
Keep your tea....unless you want to give it away. :wink: :lol:


Just spent USD 765 on 2nd Flush 2009 Darjeelings. It's just about what you really desire & your preferences & choices. Why bother whining something's too dear, if you haven't tried it!

Off to brew some Makaibari Silver Tips...

-cyberhoofer- :oops:
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Postby shah82 » Jul 4th, '09, 13:14

I don't think any tea is really worth more than $10 an ounce. There's a difference between pigging out at Tea Emporium and buying lots of tea, and really spending moolah on tea. At least one has to be pretty careful.

It's just that one gets to most of the really good good good stuff before you start paying $40 for 4oz of tea. There are exceptions...it costs a tremendous amount of money to get truly good quality dancongs and wuyis, and if you truly like them, then dropping a bunch of dimes for a little baggy of the good stuff from Imen is probably worth it.

On the other hand, there are quite a few black teas that are just too expensive for their own good. Ito-En seems to be selling some kind of super-Xiang Luo or something (judging from picture). There are also teas from places that charges just too much--like most korean tea.

NB: I'm not into green tea, and I understand that the bulge of the good green stuff is more than $10/oz.
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Re: $24/ounce Keemun Chun Fen

Postby shah82 » Nov 4th, '09, 02:27

For those keeping this tea in mind, Seven Cups sells it and for about 3/5ths the cost.
http://www.sevencups.com/tea_shop/produ ... ctid=16794
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Postby Tea and coffee » Nov 5th, '09, 06:14

cyberhoofer wrote:
boywoodhe wrote:Are you kidding me $24 an ounce. :shock:
Keep your tea....unless you want to give it away. :wink: :lol:


Just spent USD 765 on 2nd Flush 2009 Darjeelings. It's just about what you really desire & your preferences & choices. Why bother whining something's too dear, if you haven't tried it!

Off to brew some Makaibari Silver Tips...

-cyberhoofer- :oops:


That is quite out of my budget at the moment!
But on a similar note I had a $500 glass of wine earlier this year and it was not even a full glass more like 1/3 glass full...the small bottle was almost $2,000 :shock:
It was a red wine, did not know the actual value at the time (was a chateaux margot...hope spelled it right).
hopefully your tea lasts longer than my glass of wine,
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Re: $24/ounce Keemun Chun Fen

Postby Janine » Nov 5th, '09, 09:31

shah82 wrote:For those keeping this tea in mind, Seven Cups sells it and for about 3/5ths the cost.
http://www.sevencups.com/tea_shop/produ ... ctid=16794



Very interesting, and thank you for the tip. But how can one be certain the quality is the same?
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