ImmortaliTEA wrote:Oni wrote:I bought the highest quality DHP from jingteashop, and some other teas, and I am sad to say that their quality was really bad, the DHP is undrinkable, I am greatly dissapointed with this vendor, I cannot imagine that they sell such bad tea as high quality, it is way overbaked and smoked and bitter, real DHP is not "se" bitter, I think it is a fake.
I urge any tea drinker to avoid Jingteashops DHP.
I agree that Jing's Da Hong Pao AAA isn't the greatest Yan Cha one could find, however, I've found few medium-high roasted Yan Cha through online vendors that's much better. If you don't mind I'd love to hear which online vendors' Yan Cha's you find superior to Jing's (cost doesn't matter) because if I could find something decent I would be so happy even if it was very expensive. I personally like when the Yan Cha's have a darker soup color as opposed to the very light yellowish amber type (unless light roasted).
You could try 2 U.K. vendors who might be offering the same yancha.
www.postcardteas.com and essence of tea. A few years back, I tried the yancha from postcard and found it very good, but expensive. It was listed under Tea Master teas. I believe Essence was also buying from the same source. Here in BKK, I have a vendor for 10+ year old Shui Xian but their supply is dwindling and it may be gone by now.