TWL Biyun Hao Blender’s Quarter Cake Set

$215.00

This collection of four quarter cakes of young gushu Yiwu tea from Biyun Hao was designed to facilitate three interesting comparisons:

First, it includes two samples of Biyun Hao’s flagship Lishan Gongcha blend (the 2015 vintage is still available as full cakes here, the 2019 vintage is described here but is no longer available as full cakes, and the 2022 vintage is available here for a limited time). This will allow a comparison between two excellent young productions at an important stage: the 2015 vintage is beginning to change, so that the 2015 and 2019 vintages will, for the next few years at least, be quite different.

Second, it includes two quarters of our 2021 Biyun Hao Longdui rounian comparison set, available here, allowing a comparison between different levels of rolling strength applied to the tea leaves during production.

Third, the Longdui quarters are from a single source in a Gouyoulin forested area within Yiwu and the tea from this area is a primary component in the 2019 Lishan Gongcha blend.  The “normal rolling” quarter can be compared against the 2019 Lishan Gongcha to see how this material functions on its own or in a blended cake.

four quarters of approximately 85g each, except the 2015 Lishan Gongcha which is approximately 90g.

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