shaneho wrote:I want to talk something about Da Hong Pao.
In China, Da Hong Pao is classified three types.
Second one is ChunZhong Da Hong Pao(means the variety from 6 original bushes, the 6 original bushes may have four types(people in China had discuss this a long time but nobody know which one is true): Bei Dou #1, Bei Dou #2, Qi Dan(most of people in China say this one is the real Da Hong Pao, this name is Da Hong Pao's former name), and Que She. This one Da Hong Pao's price is really high in China and hard to find good ones even in China.
Wish I had read this before I went to Malaysia.
Most of my tea drinking friends in Wisdom Arts (Kuala Lumpur) are heavily into Pu Erh, but a couple of them really like Wuyi Yan Cha. Their all time favourites are Bei Dou, Qi Dan and Que Shi - so off I trotted to the shop where they usually buy them.
I have purchased and drunk half a dozen DHP's so was looking especially for these 3. I did buy some Tie Luo Han and Bei Dou but mistakenly scorned the chance to buy some of her DHP.
I say scorned because the aged female owner is recognised as the only female Tea Master in South East Asia who is certified to make her own tea [from leaf selection through to final roasting] when she visits Wuyi.
Thank you for these notes, I shall certainly pay a visit next february when I return and try to find more goodies. On this visit I tried to meet up with fellow teachatter Chua [auhckw] but our diaries clashed, I would like to visit with him because they speak almost no English.
p.s. Jing UK sell Que Shi, I have an unopened packet which I waiting for the right moment to try.
p.p.s Maybe we could get Chua to try them out for us