ABx wrote:Hou De has some of the better stuff I've had, and Tea from Taiwan also has some great stuff.
I haven't had the Hou De except a 2006 Dong-Ding 'Hong Shui" that was deliciously crème brulee and yellow fruits. I liked the Tea from Taiwan a lot, very gaoshan character, light, intense, and floral.
The Teahome Legend of Tung Ting struck me as odd and I don't know if it's because of the degree of oxidation or the roasting. The small sample I had struck me as darker, fruity, and less lively than the Tea from Taiwan version. I think if I drank the Legend a bit more I could get into it, however. It's just that it was so different from what I was expecting. Tenuki's comment encourages me to go back to it with an open mind.