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This tea made it hard to drink and think. Some teas are very easy to drink and review….the flavors are like sitting ducks, just out there waiting to be identified….like a little string of decoys on a lake at gloaming. Some teas….the most INTERESTING teas deny such easy identification to the tongue and make you work for it. This Bi Luo Chun is that kind of tea.
The first thing I noticed was the creamy smoothness of this tea. Well, that’s not a flavor per se, but it was my first impression. Then, as I tried to deconstruct this tea and identify what I was tasting, my brain kept interrupting with “mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”….ok, there’s some sweet potato note but no skin on the sweet mmmmmmmmmmmmmm potato. I’m getting some light earth mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm notes and they’re really well layered with a mmmmmmmmmmmm grain note and some….some…mmmmmmmmmmolasses……..

This tea is beautifully balanced. The flavors layer with amazing intricacy, like a tapestry from days gone by. Try drinking it with your eyes closed. Bliss.

Flavors: Grain, Molasses, Sweet Potatoes, Wet Earth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Cameron B.

This is one that I really want to try! I’m sure it will make my brain go “mmmmm” too. :P

mj

LOL I love this note

Bonnie

Good review, drew me in…could taste the tea.if you have Netflix watch Somm. You will crack up at how people training for Master Sommeliers sound like those of us who review tea.

SimpliciTEA

Great review!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Mmmmm, is the definitely the best descriptor for this one :-)

Myssy

I love this tea so much. I call it “wee snaily yum” and I’m hoping thre is some in my mailbox tomorrow or so…

mj

LMAO “wee snaily yum”? What does that even mean?

Cameron B.

mj, clearly it’s small and snail-shaped and yummy! Duh! :P

Myssy

Exactly! The dry leaves looks like weensy golden snails and it tastes just so very fine. I LOVE this tea.

mj

That is the cutest thing I’ve heard all day

Myssy

I’m a goof :)

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Cameron B.

This is one that I really want to try! I’m sure it will make my brain go “mmmmm” too. :P

mj

LOL I love this note

Bonnie

Good review, drew me in…could taste the tea.if you have Netflix watch Somm. You will crack up at how people training for Master Sommeliers sound like those of us who review tea.

SimpliciTEA

Great review!

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Mmmmm, is the definitely the best descriptor for this one :-)

Myssy

I love this tea so much. I call it “wee snaily yum” and I’m hoping thre is some in my mailbox tomorrow or so…

mj

LMAO “wee snaily yum”? What does that even mean?

Cameron B.

mj, clearly it’s small and snail-shaped and yummy! Duh! :P

Myssy

Exactly! The dry leaves looks like weensy golden snails and it tastes just so very fine. I LOVE this tea.

mj

That is the cutest thing I’ve heard all day

Myssy

I’m a goof :)

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I approve of this entire page. :)

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Spot or pot, I love a cup!

I learned to drink tea while living in Dublin in the early 80’s, so as you can imagine, I am a hearty brew lover, and take tea with milk and honey. I am trying to expand my horizons with tea….that is why I’m now on Steepster! Joined in January 2014.

Currently loving strong black teas that hold up to milk and honey well. I have a curiosity about keemuns and yunnans, but smoky ones are out. Green and white teas are off my radar, but making little forays into oolong and darjeeling tea. Herbal? So far only cacao tea has gone into regular rotation in my tea routine.

I do like some naturally flavoured teas…almond, vanilla, cardamom, ginger. This seems to be mostly in the cooler months…but mostly I’m an unflavoured tea drinker.

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