Thanks to the both of you!
I am going to go down to Manhattan and pick up some of the Keemun Spring Dawn from Ito En if they have any, it was like 35 dollars an ounce but the best black tea I have ever tasted...
As far as the Hao Ya goes, I wonder if tching or indigo would be better?
Hadn't come across tching.com before, but I love James Norwood Pratt, and see he is a contributor. His tea travel book was awesome.
I like this poem from the tching site:
“In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea;
I see all of nature represented in its green color.
Closing my eyes I find green mountains and pure water within my own heart.
Silently sitting alone and drinking tea, I feel these become part of me.”
Grand Master XIV
Urasenke School of Tea