Our company's conference this week was at the very same Intercontinental hotel that Obama chose for his SF visit so we had to suffer a bit of extra nuisance security. No presidential sightings but I really wasn't looking. On the tea front- I was a bit surprised to find bagged leaf oolong available as an option. Of course on my own I would never choose such tea but I'm always grateful when there's more than substandard orange pekoe at such events.
I went to the mightyleaf.com to check prices. $14 for 4oz. $60 a pound- not cheap. Mighty Leaf is yet another socially responsible SF tea outfit trying to bring artisanally crafted tea from field to cup. I checked their puerh selections for giggles. I encountered yet another Cha Wang
"Elevate your tea drinking experience with this hand harvested and reserve batch of rare Tea King Pu-erh tea. Consisting only of delicate, golden leaf buds, this loose-leaf pu-erh produces an exquisitely smooth and savory cup with notes of chocolate and a creamy finish. Fit for a king, it is also known as "Cha Wang."Royalty is not what it used to be and even a humble commoner like me can enjoy kingly tea at a sale price of $19 for 3oz.