Yup - another bloody Canadian! Actually I'm in Springfield MO now. Actually, watch out! We're everywhere now. We look like Americans, smell like Americans, and almost sound like Americans except for a few little things that experts can pick out. One day the grand pooba will give the order and we'll rise up and have a Molson..
Shogun - thanks for the linky there. I had shied away from the golden tips as they usually didn't have as much flavor as the #2 grades I've tried. If that's it, your picture is going up in the garage! I did have one of the Rishi yunnans a while back that was pretty good and almost peppery. My daily drink is Ten Ren's #2 yunnan - I didn't think the #1 had much body to it.
I wrote that YSLLC guy on ebay but haven't received a response - anyone else have luck contacting him?
They have quite a few!
Early Spring 2008 "Banna Black Gold" Black Tea *
Flowering Black Teacone
Yunnan Black Gold
Yunnan Pure Small Bud Black Tea * Gold Tips *
Premium Simao Black Tea * Hong Piao Xiang *
Dian Hong "Jin Hao" Black Tea * Spring 2007 *
Geeze - that's a lot of money to spend... wish there was a sample pack!!!