2014 Chenyuan Hao Bingdao via Teapals — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #50

A sample supplied by Grill. Thanks! This tea is sold by Malaysia based, Teapals.

This is an interesting, premium tea from a region that I’m only starting to be come a little familiar with. Very educational and interesting tea.

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6 Responses to 2014 Chenyuan Hao Bingdao via Teapals — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #50

  1. Puyuan says:

    Same ambiguity with me. The overall quality of the tea impresses me greatly, but the flavor profile and aromatics are not my favorite. I got to compare it with the BHYJ 13 a couple of times. Very similar, but this one is way more concentrated.

    • James says:

      Hi puyuan,

      Thanks for the notes and am happy to hear that our notes line up. Had a tricky time placing this, largely due to my unfamiliarity with similar teas.

      Cheers,
      -James

      ps. Also thanks for the Teapals rec.

  2. Doug says:

    Thanks for another great episode. You do a great job of clearly communicating how and why to play with steep times and the effects of doing so.

    At least from my perspective, there’s such a vacuum of truly informed and entertaining tea education, so I really appreciate that you and Denny take the time to create this content and to help minimize the myth and mystery surrounding pu er.

  3. Richard says:

    Thanks for reviewing this tea, as it prompted me to revisit the one example of Bingdao I have, a sample of 2010 vintage from Tea Urchin. My thoughts echo yours for the most part: a rather mellow, easy-going flavor profile with a hard-hitting Qi. The one deviation that my sample has is that it is not thin at all but has a rather decent viscosity.

    I just with this varietal was more generally available to the West.

    • James says:

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes indeed. It seems when it is available it’s really expensive and seems to sell out very quickly. Interesting tea.

      Cheers,
      -James

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