Teavivre Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, curled with lots of downy hairs
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: bright yellowish green

The dry leaves of this tea were beautiful. I loved the corkscrew shape and fuzzy buds. The taste was incredibly delicate, perfect for a hot summer day. Despite being mellow, the flavor profile was quite complex. It was vegetal and somewhat nutty with floral notes and a hint of honeydew melon. The finish had a lingering sweetness that reminded me of agave. I haven’t indulged tea leaf-eating in some time but I couldn’t resist this one. This particular tea is very inexpensive for the level of quality. As always, I really enjoy the amount of background information +TeaVivre provides about their teas. One fact they listed that fascinated me is that due to only the small leaf tips being used, 1 pound of this tea (about 500g) will contain about 70,000 leaf tips. I used a gaiwan for this one because I wanted concentrated flavor but it would be wonderful to watch the leaves dance in a glass teapot.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.