The first one is Ding3 (top, peak, VERY)
And the second (I think, humbly) is a form of Jiu4 (OLD, as oppose to new)
same character as Jiu Jin Shan (San Francisco, but in the old form and with
the lower part written differently). I saw this one in SF for around $9. How
did you like it?(Too earthy for me)
"Space Cowboy" <nets...@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message
You are right about the characters. Ding Jiu means Super Old...
The leaves from this tea is picked from the Vietnam border and mostly
processed there. This version of the tea is a newer one, the older ones,
from the 1980s and earlier have a much better drier flavour.
As this is considered a "Border Tea", it is often considered to be one for
"Alex Chaihorsky" <nope...@nowhere.com> wrote in message