I enjoyed some Dan Cong I tried from a local vendor recently (only carries a couple of selections) and now I want to explore this tea further. I searched most of the oolong vendors listed here in the vendor forum, and I see vendors ranging from a specialist vendor (tea habitat), one carrying 10+ varieties (Jing) and some generalist vendors who have <10 Dan Congs in stock (Norbu, JK).
This search has triggered some questions:
- doesn't seem to be a lot of vendors carrying a lot of Dan Cong (despite what I read on tea habitat's blog that there is so much variety within this type of tea)
- other than Tea Habitat, most vendors carry a lot of other teas along with Dan Cong...and they don't have a lot of Dan Cong for sale
- there doesn't seem to be a lot of Dan Cong out there? Or am I missing something...
For those of you who enjoy Dan Cong and have maybe been buying it for a few years or longer, what has been your experience and what vendors do you recommend? Keep in mind I'm a relative noob and prefer to start with something a little more commercial grade (and price)...but I will spend a bit more on small volumes to see if I can taste the qualities in the older / single bush teas.