Chip wrote:Tenuki, tell me a little about your ali shan and your Teahome experience?
I don't claim any knowledge of tea really, just like green oolongs from taiwan in my own way. So don't take this as anything but that.
green, warm and soupy just like I like em with a good mouth feel and long slippery aftertaste. not as fragrant as most alishans, but again, that's how I like em. It stands up well to 6 or more brewings too. I keep trying other vendors, my typical monthly order is one or two from teahome, a couple others from another vendor. So far the only tea I've liked better are some I get locally from Floating Leaves tea in Ballard, and they are such geeks they fly over to Taiwan and hang out with the farmers during tea harvest to find the gems....
My first order with Teahome they sent me the wrong thing, and I was like, ok, I should have expected this from ebay. It was their 'Legend of Tung Ting' instead of what I ordered so I sent them a polite email telling them of the misship not really expecting anything. Since I was out of tea I opened it and started drinking and Man, the tea was just fantastic, so I sent them another email and said, hey, this is a great tea, thanks for making the mistake, don't sweat it I glad you did. But they sent me what I ordered anyway, apologized and told me that the mistake was on them.
The tea arrives usually in under 2 weeks here in Seattle, they ship it direct from taiwan.
Your mileage may vary, but I have nothing but good things to say about them and their tea.