Tead Off wrote:Bakkoi wrote:Short and sweet like a gong-fu brew: where can I buy organic Dan Cong besides Hojo?
You might find some at http://www.postcardteas.com in London under Master Teas. You should ask them specifically if any are organic but they carry high end dancong.
Bakkoi wrote:Well, there's no way I can afford that. Any other vendor suggestions?
I ordered a pack of the 'Dan Cong Aria' from Adagio... it's easy to forget that there's actually a website behind this forum that sells tea. It is reputed to be grown without pesticides, and it's small-scale farming, so I'm hoping it will be good.
wyardley wrote:High grade dancong will generally be quite expensive.
Are you more interested in teas grown without chemical fertilizers / pesticides, or are you concerned about organic certification?
Organic certification is hard for many small farmers to obtain, and in China, many of the organic standards are not that trustworthy anyway. I would suggest ordering from vendors who have good quality dancong from good farmers. Most of them should be able to give you some idea about the farming practices involved. You will never have 100% confidence, but I would go for this method over insisting on certification that it's organically grown.
longhappy wrote:I think the moss better than organic certificate
If the tea farmer have sprinkled pesticide. The tea tree can't see the moss.
longhappy wrote: If the tea farmer have sprinkled pesticide. The tea tree can't see the moss.
Bakkoi wrote:Chip wrote:Mod edit: Link removed for forum rules violation. Please read forum rules located under Introduction.
Was there a link to a Dan Cong vendor here?