I have a questsion. What is the difference between Dahongpao and XiaoHongPao. I have been told that the Dahongpao is 1-3 generations from the mother tree and XiaoHongPao is more than 3 generations. But an essay by Chen DeHua, the famous DaHongPao planter says that there is no generation differences in comercialized DaHongPao since they are all transplanted without genetic variations from the original 4 mother plants. Then what makes XiaoHongPao and how is it different from DaHongPao?
From what I understood, virtually everything sold commercially as "Da Hong Pao" should be called "Xiao Hong Pao," but people stick with the first name because it sounds more prestigious. I'm not at all an expert though– that's just what I've read.
Both have great Wuyi's, but Jing has something of a reputation for having some of the best Wuyi around I've never been disappointed by anything I've gotten from Jing, the only downside being that it can take a while to get your shipment.