Monday, February 23, 2015

Teagora Biluochun Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, curled
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 1 minute
Water Temperature: 17 degrees
Preparation Method: glass test tube steeper
Liquor: very pale green

The winter weather had me craving a touch of spring so I grabbed this sample from Teagora out of my "to do" bin. I love that they displayed the name of the grower on the tin. The dry leaves were fairly large compared to many other Bi Luo Chun that I have tried but its important to remember that this name refers to the making method and does not indicate much else. Most companies do not do this but I think it's important to draw attention to those who work so hard to produce our tea. Their website even tells you his age and how long he's been in the industry. The taste was vegetal and sweet with just the right amount of astringency. Floral and fruity notes were at the forefront while a pleasant roasted quality provided the background. At $9 for 50g, this tea is moderately inexpensive as far as Chinese greens go. It'd be a great choice for those who really enjoy this type of tea but don't want to break the budget.

Biluochun sample provided by Teagora.