• Reviews

    Teaful Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark green, slightly curled, downy buds scattered throughout Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass infuser mug Liquor: pale greenish gold I was definitely intrigued when I saw that Teaful included a Taiwanese Bi Luo Chun in a recent batch of samples. This is the first one I’ve reviewed here on the blog that wasn’t from China. That being the case, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Teaful’s High Mountain Black really wowed me so I had high hopes that this would be another home run. While the dry leaf was slightly curled, it didn’t have the tight curl that I would have expected…


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    Teaful High Mountain Black Tea

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: long, dark Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: deep reddish amber I get A LOT of emails from companies who want me to write about their teas here on the blog. These days I say no more often than I say yes but sometimes a company stands out from the pack. That’s what happened when Jason Chang, the co-founder of Teaful, wrote me about his experiences growing up in Taiwan. A hike in the Muzha region six years ago changed his world when he discovered the amazing Tie Guan Yin produced there. Jason’s passion for tea was evident…