Herb_Master wrote:Interesting that some arrive in 5 days! My Summer Tea was that quick, but my Autumn order is 2 weeks and counting!
Another fine theory bites the dust - a few people suggested that King, Wang and Supreme were used by different vendors to describe the top grade tea. Here Rich Barbarian uses 3 Names that price wise show that King is far superior to Supreme and Supreme+
I think you guys' orders will arrive soon too. Hong Kong has direct flight to many major cities in the world, so a lot of time is saved from surface transportation. My order is small and simple, so probably easier to put together. Besides, Herb Master, 2 weeks ago was still within Chinese new year range, and the postal company might not function at all, so probably your order and my order left Hong Kong about the same time
Literally King=Wang, which means a tea that won "king" title in a whatever tea competition. But actually everybody can call their own tea "king". As long as there are terms to label different levels from the same vendor.
Btw, "yun"=rhyme. "yun xiang" is between "qing xiang" (green roast) and "nong xiang" (traditional roast), so kind of medium roast (but usually still quite green). It's a relatively new jargon but I don't hope the TGY people invent even more unnecessary terms.
But don't struggle too much with the terms on the pack. In China, most small vacuum bags (those for ball shape oolong) are generic, not made for one specific vendor or one specific fragrance type. So the words on the vacuum bags usually don't count.