So, I think I want to buy some Chinese greens online from Teaspring this or next month (probably next).
In another thread, Chip commended how well the Japanese preserve theirs. Would it be advisable to wait until this year’s Chinese greens have been harvested? Teaspring currently has two greens from this year, though they’re probably not what I want to try first.
Maybe this sounds stupid, but is it worth waiting – how fast do they usually roll out the new batches? I imagine they’d want to sell off last year’s batch first. (The local teashops here certainly don't tell (unless you ask them) from what year/month their tea is, and I've never bought teas by season.)
On a side note, found a harvest time diagram here: