Just ordered the rock oolong sampler and some DHP that was on sale..I had run out and figured I would try something somewhat "local" to help with the slow-boat-from-China wait.
lets see how they turn out
It's a good thing that you got the Da Hong Pao that was on sale. The 2011 product is not nearly as good as previous years (but still exceptional). Have you tried it yet? How was it?
As far as being "local," Seven Cups is about as close to China as you can get. The owners spend at least three months out of the year in China selecting their teas, and one of the owners, Zhuping, is a certified Chinese tea master, so she knows exactly what she is looking for. She only brings us the best tea that China has to offer.