Where to find a truly top Keemun Hao Yao A

Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

Where to find a truly top Keemun Hao Yao A

Postby joelbct » Dec 4th, '07, 14:40

Hey,

So the shop in CT that sold a keemun hao yao A that I adored shut down before I could find their supplier...

Does anyone know where to find a great keemun hao yao a, with the tiny hand-rolled dark-black leaves and the unmistakable flavor?

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Postby Proinsias » Dec 4th, '07, 16:54

TChing is doing a tasting this month featuring Keemun Hao Ya.

http://www.tching.com/index.php/2007/12 ... a-tasting/

Failing that Jingteashop.com has always delivered Keemun good enough to keep me more than happy.

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Postby lenny7 » Dec 14th, '07, 02:14

That's a GREAT tea! I get mine at Indigo Tea.
http://www.indigo-tea.com/keemunhaoyatea.shtml

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Postby joelbct » Dec 14th, '07, 18:58

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.”

Soshitsu Sen
Grand Master XIV
Urasenke School of Tea

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