Don´t worry Tenuki. Not offended at all.
I just wanted to know what makes a bad tea a bad tea and how I can avoid getting a bad tea. Believe me when I say that I had teas that were quiet fine and I had teas four times worth those teas and they were plain crap.
So avoiding cheap teas at all makes no sense...especially for us non-Aston Martin-Drivers...if you know what I´m talkin about.
Chip wrote:It may be less desirable leaf bits and particles, maybe manufactured poorly, fake, later harvests, and/or contaminated.
Just generally lower grade in likely every respect.
Good answer, makes sense. There seem to be alot of fakes, mostly from sechuan, going around in the world. But damn that Longjing I bought looked nice. Not as fresh and yellow as the real deal, but the leaves looked excelent. And still that tea was crap. I wonder what they do with a fine looking tea like that to make it taste so poorly. I hope it wasn´t contamination, like you said. Don´t want my urin to glow in the dark.