I am very happy to report that four weeks in my tea caddies has done wonders for the two teas. After some of the alarmist comments here and the lack of results after two weeks, I admit I was worried, but they've come out very well. The color is not the same on the Bingdao, the more expensive one, but I must confess that after trying the 2011 and 2013 in the store I bought the 2012 for some reason. But I got 13 infusions out of 6.5 grams yesterday. It makes a full-bodied broth, not bitter, with good minty tongue cooling and qi I could feel in my fingertips and that put a smile on my face.
This vendor couple has their own trees in Yunnan and supervise every step of the production process so obviously they know their tea. I'm glad I listened to them.