Tead Off wrote:Once tasted, it is hard to go back, but your appreciation grows dramatically.
Hehe makes me kinda not want to move up because I find this tea enjoyable and wouldn't want to ruin that. But since DHP, and wuyi's in general are very new to me, I am interested to know where you suggest some really good DHP. I wouldn't really want to go over 35-40 for 100g though. But then again it would be nice to have some super stuff for special occasions. I keep eying those small packs of wuyi star 18g at dragonteahouse, is that considered one of the best of the best? I seen a documentary on dhp and that was the brand that seemed very good. What do you suggest as a good source Tead Off and co?
Sometimes I feel the same way. I hate paying so much for a good tea.
My beef with most DHP's is that they are over-roasted and almost always have that charcoal roasted flavor which is not the flavor of tea.When I was in Seoul, a shop owner gave me a packet of their DHP as a gift. 40g/$65. When I got home and brewed the tea, I thought to myself I would never buy this tea if given the choice. Luckily, DHP is not one of my favorite teas. The chance of running across something good, IMO, is slim and I don't know where you can turn to. I'm sure some of the other posters here will have differing opinions but I find DHP too homogenous and boring. For me, I'd much rather have a Shui Xian. More flavor, aroma, complexity. And, when aged, it becomes a super tea.
I haven't had a really good DHP in years. I'm not even sure DHP is really DHP! and not some other variant they call DHP. Maybe Jing's Imperial is worth a try. Maybe Tim's 'The Mandarin's Tea Shop' has located some good stuff. He usually finds the unusual but it won't be cheap.