After sorting through a whole bunch of Yunnan Sourcing samples, I noticed that I hadn’t reviewed this autumnal Bing Dao sample yet, so I decided to give it a go in my new Gaiwan.
The smell of the dry leafs is quite potent and promises a grainy sweet brew.
The first brew is exactly that – your very decent average Naka’ish biscuit sweet brew.
Later and longer brews however reveal that the tea has much more strength and show it’s pungent astringency, which is something for the more experienced tea drinker.
It’s easily overbrewed and has a lot of punch for an autumnal sheng – in fact so much, that I think this is more of a storage candidate, than a tea for immediate consumption.
At $48 for 400g I think it’s not a bad choice for aging and should produce better results in the long run than your average – impossible to overbrew – autumnal biscuit sheng.
If you want to try it yourself you can try it here.