spinmail wrote:Adagio's Yunnan teas have a good reputation and outstanding reviews, but the price could be more competitive.
On the other hand, I'm intrigued by two offerings by Yunnan Sourcing: "Spring '10 Feng Qing 1 Leaf 1 Bud Yunnan Black tea," and "Mojiang "Gold Needle" Yunnan Black." I wonder if others have had good experiences with these teas.
Yes, I have (had, actually - I finished my bag of Feng Qing already) both of those. The Feng Qing is my favorite of the two. It is not spicy like other Yunnans but light and sweet instead. If you use a decent amount of leaf, you can get a few steeps out of it. The Gold Needle is nice but it is not very complex. It has the distinct Yunnan Black
pepper flavor, but that's about all there is to it. That's not to say that it's bad, because it is tasty. It's better as an everyday tea.