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I got this one as a free sample from Chicago tea garden. I have been hanging on to it for awhile and boy am I glad I decided to try it this morning. First off the dry leaf look like little snails and I marvel and adore them every time I look at the bag. The are so cute!!

I didn’t get much off the dry leaf but I am a little stuffy from allergies so this may be why. I am also glad (whew) I read the steeping parameters as I usually go five minutes on black tea and the note said 212 for 1 minute!! Brewed up it is a dark amber, brownish color and the flavor is light and malty a little earthy with no hints of astringency. I really like it and would definitely order this. I appreciate the free sample as it will lead to me purchasing more Bi Lo Chun and others from Chicago Tea Garden.

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Ricky

I thought bi luo was a green tea o.O. I mean I know they classify it as a black tea, but the leaves look as if they are a green tea.

Ricky

Ahhh made in the style of their counterpart green tea. I see it now (in the description).

mpierce87

I loved this one! I really wish I hadn’t run out.

SoccerMom

@Ricky yeah it’s a black tea and it looks like it should be a green tea kinda like Golden Monkey.

@mrawlins2 I know I don’t look forward to running out. I have the leaves from the first steep in the Breville and I intend to resteep another pot for in the morning. Thanks for reminding me so I can go put the basket in the fridge!!

Ricky

You guys have me sold. I’ll have to get a sampler of this when I make my Chicago Tea Garden order. I was going to avoid it at first, but all these praises!

SoccerMom

@Ricky I should clarify in that Golden Monkey is a black tea that is on the lighter side as well as the Bi Lo Chun.

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Ricky

I thought bi luo was a green tea o.O. I mean I know they classify it as a black tea, but the leaves look as if they are a green tea.

Ricky

Ahhh made in the style of their counterpart green tea. I see it now (in the description).

mpierce87

I loved this one! I really wish I hadn’t run out.

SoccerMom

@Ricky yeah it’s a black tea and it looks like it should be a green tea kinda like Golden Monkey.

@mrawlins2 I know I don’t look forward to running out. I have the leaves from the first steep in the Breville and I intend to resteep another pot for in the morning. Thanks for reminding me so I can go put the basket in the fridge!!

Ricky

You guys have me sold. I’ll have to get a sampler of this when I make my Chicago Tea Garden order. I was going to avoid it at first, but all these praises!

SoccerMom

@Ricky I should clarify in that Golden Monkey is a black tea that is on the lighter side as well as the Bi Lo Chun.

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New to the world of hot tea, being born and raised in Texas we typically only drink lipton black tea, sweetened and iced of course! I recently discovered the world of hot tea / flavored teas and am thoroughly enjoying my new little world of tea!

Favorite Tea Quote: A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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