MrMang wrote:however I am pretty familiar with a good quality Da Hong Pao.
I personally went for the 250g / 12.99$ deal
AdamMY wrote:This is just a side note, but 250 grams is a lot of tea to need to work through if you do not like it. While I can not speak about DTH's Yancha quality, I would encourage anyone to sample a smaller quantity before ordering such a large amount of a single tea.
Though maybe I just have a different point of view where I do not have a great deal of space to store lots of tea, so I tend to place my tea orders based on what types of tea whose stocks need replenishing. It would be an awful chore to work through several hundred grams of a tea I really dislike, before I would feel comfortable ordering more of that type of tea.
Poohblah wrote:Sorry, I didn't mean to provoke such a response. Just wanted to point out that $12/250g tea, especially DHP, likely won't be "high quality."
MrMang wrote:Poohblah wrote:Sorry, I didn't mean to provoke such a response. Just wanted to point out that $12/250g tea, especially DHP, likely won't be "high quality."
Seriously though, what is with the passive aggressiveness... I was not insulted by the comment you made, just simply pointing out that I never said I expected 12$ tea to be "high quality". I simply said that I have drank enough DHP to know what IS high quality, so I should be able to assess whatever quality DTH's is. I'm perfectly fine buying a reasonably O.K DHP for 12$.
Furthermore please don't feel you provoked me, because I just wanted to point out to some more tightly bound tea connoisseurs out there it is O.K to take a chance sometimes. Like I said sometimes as a tea drinker you might be surprised how good tea "company" may amplify the taste of a strictly "decent" tea.
Poohblah wrote:What are we calling "DHP"?
There is no "true" DHP available anymore, since the 6 bushes are protected now (as if any of us could have gotten tea from those bushes before anyway). Tea made from clones could be called DHP, but how many generations of clippings away from the original bushes before it's not DHP? And how close, geographically, must the tea plants be? Can we accept the DHP label even if the cultivar is not the same or the region is not the same, but the processing still brings the tea to a taste and quality similar to that of DHP (similarly to how most "longjing" tea is actually grown in Sichuan, not Hangzhou)?
I feel like this discussion has been hashed out on here, and on various other forums and places in the blogosphere, before...
If we want compare this 2 teas. Its something like 100 to 0. But this from DTH is still very good to daily drinking, when we havent time. Lets compare prices.
Real DHP 10$-10gram - DTH 13$-250 gram
Its big diffrent. In friday I want order DHP from DTH, i just have to change my cash(PLN) to USD
MrMang wrote:And you know Tim, it is in my experience when someone says they are not meaning to provoke that actually quite the opposite can be said. Why point it out if your intention was not to be provoking.
Not to say that you or Pooh were being provoking .
Happy Tea Moments,