chrl42 wrote: Poohblah wrote: PurplePotato wrote:
If you haven't purchased yet, I'd highly recommend the Jin Jun Mei
Just to make sure we're all on the same page, JJM is not a Yunnan Dianhong
I don't know if this is important to OP though, as I don't know whether OP is looking for authentic Yunnan Dianhong or not.
Real JJM is very rare..and the price is almost not affordable.
I heard JJM doesn't last long over multiple brewings, as they are just spring tips, I've always thought tea's quality and durability is not much related...
Given the price, and the quotes around the name at the YS site, I naturally assumed it was not genuine. But as long as the tea tastes good and the price is reasonable, I don't really care much whether or not the tea is 'fake.' And with YS, I can expect the tea to be good.
For what its worth, this tea did not last me as long as some other high quality blacks I've had. And given that the tea is pure bud, I brewed it strong then I generally would (Both due to buds being generally stronger and the ability to fit more buds than longer leaves in a pot).