I've started a discussion on my blog, in english this time, http://chayiartoftea.blogspot.fr/ about what one should expect from the generalization of tea harvesting dates on chinese and japanese greens.
I'd be interested to know what you guys think of it. Pros/cons, etc... Don't hesitate to discuss it directly through blog comments, it will give the blog a pleasing international accent
The aim of this article's first part was to adress regular tea drinkers that feel that a tea harvest date as precise as possible is both sufficient and necessary to say a seller is fully honest and really knows his teas.
On one hand I've been personaly completely satisfied with undated fresh greens (both chinese and japanese) and on the other hand totally sure that certain vendors (even those in the high-end part of the scale) are easily "playing" with harvest dates without real explanations on why one is better than the other.