devites wrote: What is the most expensive oolong you have tried? [/url]
The most expensive teas I have paid for have been in the $1 per gram and above range, mostly Dan Congs and Wuyi. As a comparison, the tea you reference is about 50¢ a gram. Generally, I have not felt that expensive teas give value proportional to their cost. Price and pleasure are not directly related. For instance, the Da Yu Ling
you reference carries a premium because of the high location of the Da Yu Ling Ridge, high on Li Shan. I have had this tea and it is good, but it will not be a revelation if you have previously sampled a few good Taiwan oolongs. The Wuyi Bai Ji Guan
is expensive because it got labelled as a si da ming
and not much is produced each year ... but it is not all that great. Da Hong Pao
tends to be expensive because it is famous, so even a lousy DHP can be pricey.
I think TeaHome has this same tea available in a smaller quantity as part of one of their sampler sets. That's the way I personally like to go with this stuff.
By the way, your Nonpareil L J is in the mail. It is very good, but at half the price, the Superfine (also in the mail) is almost as good.