2015 Bing Dao Balls

Price is for six balls of 10 gr. each (Approx. 2 oz)

New Offering: 2/3/2017

There is nothing more dear to us at BTTC than High Elevation teas.  This raw pu-erh is no exception.

Bing Dao 冰岛 is a famous tea-growing village area in Lincang, Yunnan Province known for its high elevation and viscous, milder teas.  This is a Spring 2015 harvest of "Gushu" leaves meaning the tea plants are older and more established with a longer root system.  Bing Dao has gained a lot of fame over the last few years and tea prices are among the highest in Yunnan.

The leaves of this 2015 Spring harvest are nice and tender.  The pristine, higher elevation of Bing Dao delivers a thicker body and a clean, sweet finish.  Brew this tea in a larger Gaiwan or teapot (or even a standard coffee mug) to allow the leaves to expand.  You'll get A LOT of steeps from these Bing Dao Balls.  I don't recommend "Grandpa Style" brewing for this one but rather a longer initial steep (1 min.) followed by increasingly shorter steeps as the leaves unfurl in order to avoid over-astringency.  Get it right and it's very nice!  

This tea is picked in a "1 bud, 2 leaf" standard and meticulously hand-processed into little "Dragon Balls".  Taiwan stored for the last two years. 

 


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Type: Pu-erh