2015 Biyun Hao Yibi Gushu

The 2017 BYH Yibi was one of my favourite new shengs of that year, and it prompted me to co-curate, together with Pedro and Mr Youquan (maker of BYH), this...

Biyun Hao Manzhuan, Manlin and Gaoshanzhai

A comparison of three teas from Biyun Hao: 2007 曼蠻磚(曼莊) Manzhuan Manzhuang, a blend 2007 曼林 蛮砖 Manlin single origin, Manzhuan region 2008 高山寨Gaoshanzhai single origin, Yiwu area Photos show...

2011 Biyun Hao Jingmai

2011 紫野號 景邁 (看底部有一個中文翻譯) Most of the Biyun Hao I’ve tried is either Yiwu or Manzhuan, so it’s very interesting to try this Jingmai, from Lancang county, Simao (Puer) Prefecture. The damp...

2014-15 Biyun Hao Lishan Gongcha

Biyun Hao produced the Lishan gongcha tribute cake in 2013, 2014, and 2015. This is a comparison between 2014 and 2015.  The tea is a Yiwu from Mahei. 2014 is...

2016 W2T Last Thoughts vs 2017 BYH Yibi

17 Sep 2017: W2T ABOVE / BYH BELOW in photo After tasting and re-tasting several ’16 and ’17 productions from W2T and BYH, I wanted to do a direct comparison...

2017 Biyun Hao samples

A sampling of 2017 BYH: Jingmai Danzhu (Single trees) [景邁單株古樹茶是景邁最老茶區茶樹齡也是最大的古樹群早春年產量只有100多公斤是500年以上古樹茶] Yiwu organic small trees (50 year old trees) [易武生態喬木茶是採用易武野放50年左右茶青製作品質優良回甘佳茶味明顯是性價比很高的茶品] Yibi gushu [易比是單一古樹茶也是易比寨最好的茶區茶樹齡500年左右] Mahei Manxiu gushu [麻黑這個是麻黑(曼秀)寨的茶園古樹茶] Mahei-Luoshuidong gushu [麻黑村落水洞寨單一純料古樹茶品質優良茶味明顯細膩回甘佳是麻黑村最好的茶區] By...

2010 BYH Yiwu Zhengshan

2010 Biyun Hao Yiwu Zhengshan Conservation Area 19 May 2017, 5.5g/100ml gaiwan Very nice material, large leaves, loose compression. Very minty/herbal/sweet Taiwanese storage aroma but with an edge, something aged...

BYH 2016 Mahei

BYH 2016 Mahei, 3 May 2017 [5.2] 5.5g/100ml gaiwan The wash has the classic clean slightly smoky young sheng, bright yellow and bitter. I mention the smoke but the taste...

BYH Mahei 2012

BYH 2012 Mahei, 26 Apr 2017 [6.0] 5.5g/100ml gaiwan Strong minty Taiwan storage on dry leaf, with a touch of old warehouse. Clean but with a strong herbal mintiness when...