Chicco wrote:[regarding altitude] The LiShan is grown at 2000m above sea level. All other teas will be at 1500-1600m.
[regarding cultivars] The LiShan, Imperial Pearl, and Dong Ding are a QingXin varietal.
The Jade is a Jade.
The TieGuanYin is a TieGuanYin.
The Oriental Beauty is an Oriental Beauty
Poohblah wrote:No way. That's pretty cool!
Yes. Open mind is a must. I wouldn't have participated if I didn't feel that I could taste with an open mind But that doesn't mean that I don't suspect that certain offerings will be less enjoyable than others to me.
Poohblah wrote:I am going to dutifully ignore the brewing suggestions on the website. These are all going straight into a gaiwan for me! Gongfu all the way. If I don't enjoy that, I'll try "grandpa" style, which is usually lazily enjoyable with just about any Chinese tea.
Chicco wrote:Have been following the OTTI. Wanted to let you know the Imperial Pearl is not roasted
sherubtse wrote:Any idea, Chip, when you will be sending out the goodies?