Proinsias wrote:Many, many nice greens.
Nice pre-ming longjing & fantastic dao fuo longjing, wild monkey king, Mao Jian.
The mao jian may be my favourite, but the most memorable was a small amount of wild ku ding I procured. I have finished my stash and one of my friends with the last known 100 or so grams from that batch has been elevated to best friend status.
On another note I really didn't take to Kai Hua Long Ding , bloody weird tasting stuff. I might try it again in year or two when I can give it a fair trial. Has anyone else got a taste for this, apparently it's big in Germany but then so is David Hasselhoff.
Long Jing will always be either #1 or 2 for me and this year I truly had the best lj's ever. I completely changed all my sources this year...#1 insisting on harvest info being readily available and #2 demanding simply higher quality tea. It has paid major dividends in all greens and particularly LJ's and Senchas.
The Kai Hua Long Ding you mention...perhaps our sources are different. I ordered 50 grams when 06 became available and actually reordered. I have 2 50 gram bags in the TEAfridge. Certainly not on the level of more expensive teas of the same style, it is still good. A similar style tea, Zhu Ye Qing is infinitely better...have you tried it?