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drank Slim Lotus Tea by In Nature
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A review of Slim (he ye cha) Lotus Tea by In Nature

I drink tea for its health benefits, first and fore most. It is an unconscious gesture on my part. In that I turn to having tea instead of soda or coffee. Yet I am not a health fanatic, simply someone who enjoys drinking tea.

I have fixed myself another cup of Lotus pure tea. I take freshly run tap water and fill the small pan and put to boil on the stove. I take my tea mug and having removed some of the tea leaves from the bag, noticing for the first time the lovely lotus buds that are brightly red in coloring. This is such a lovely surprise. I place this and the leaves in my mug and when the water has been boiling a while I pour the hot water into my cup with the leaves already in it. I leave this to steep for five minutes.

After five minutes I take the covering and begin to scoop out the tea leaves and the buds from the cup. I pour the tea into another cup and tea’s color is as before a golden yellow and smells very aromatic and it is not over powering at all.

What I taste with each sip of this tea is a smooth, mildly aromatic and soothing cup of tea to be enjoyed at leisure and not when one is in a rush.

Overall, this tea is as sweet as it is aromatic. And I was pleasantly surprise in seeing the buds of Lotus.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Slim Lotus Tea by In Nature
600 tasting notes

A review of Slim Lotus Tea by In Nature

I am very happy to be reviewing another tea from In Nature. This is their Lotus Tea—a sweet and aromatic blend ideal for helping with slimming, healthier lifestyles, and for reducing fatty substances in the body.

I hope as time passes to be able to attest of the above statement.

I am already familiar with the packaging for In Nature teas; their canister is small octagonal shape cardboard box. And when I opened this box I was expecting another tin foil/aluminum type holding the leaves. Instead it is a greenish bag with characters on it, and a sketch of a bridge and tea pot with the wordings: cha xiang piao shi hai. Cha I have come to know as the word for tea.

This bag crunched into the octagonal cardboard box for the Lotus Tea could be used by itself without the box. Anyhow, when I pull the bag to open it finally, I am met with very large tea leaves. I do still not believe, thinking it must be part of the packaging and yet it is not. The tea leaves are full but more like cut halves, smelling very floral and lush.

On the side of the tea bag there are instructions for making this tea.
Warm up tea vessels with the boiling water and then pour the boiling water into the cup and cover the lid for three minutes before serving. I am doing as instructed to do and waiting…I should say the tea pouch holding the leaves looks like a coffee bag…those Folgers Roast has similarly shape bag but theirs is a dark brown or black if recalling correctly.
Since the leaves are very large, I find I can just scoop them out with a spoon and placing them on a dish nearby. The leaves did not seem to change at all with the boiling water (temperature of 100 Celsius.) The leaves still seem to retain their crunchiness, and did not wither at all.

Tea smells very floral, nothing potent and is mildly sweet. Tea’s color is a lovely golden yellow.

I take a sip of this tea and it taste just fine. It is sweet and mild tea with a very light body. This tea has none of the vegetal qualities associated with green teas. With the coloring it could be more like an Oolong tea but the leaves are clearly green.

I like this tea for its suppleness and purity. I like that it has no caffeine and can be drank throughout the day. Wit the tea leaves I have used two steeps and I can have as many more, up to nine steep.

Thank you In Nature for such wonderful tea, and for sending this to me. Truly is good tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This really doesn’t have an aroma but it’s very nice, clean, crisp, white tea. It is a little malty for a white tea – which is a nice change-up. It’s soothing! As it cools at room temp it seems to get a little sweeter, too! This is satisfying and relaxing! A nice White Tea!

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A review of Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green) Tea by In Nature

Another day and one more cup of this Bilo Chun Spring Green Tea; I need to move on since it is now summer and is well underway. I like the contrast that is to be found with some green teas, that is all.

I put the remainder of tealeaves, a little more than a heaping spoonful into my cup and pour the already boiling water into my cup and leaving it to steep for several minutes.

I continue to insist how that creamy texture from the leaves, the foil packaging that was holding the leaves remains (lingers) on the tip of my fingers. It is so pleasant to smell this milkiness.

And when I remove the lid from my tea the leaves have unfold slightly and the tea’s color is mildly golden with a slight astringency for aroma. It is a light green tea with a mild sweet taste and nothing extra; making for a pure cup of tea with no hidden traits.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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A review of Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green) Tea by In Nature

I have been sampling and enjoying Japanese teas; which are roasted in the flavoring with that cooked rice aroma in the air. So it is interesting and in contrast to drink this Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green) which when steeped for less than two minutes is smelling of wet leaves and moistens dew and none of the smoky aroma that Japanese teas are known for.

This Bilo Chun presents a sweet mild palate and is very soothing as it coats the stomach and possessing that forest alpine taste from first sip right to the end note.

This is a very clean tea with no off-tastes.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green) Tea by In Nature

I am spending another day with Bilo Chun Tea. I am finding it to be what I need at this time, or do I mean this moment in time. This pure high grade, loose green tea has taken hold of my soul.

I wake up wanting for nothing but a cup of this tea. I take fresh cold water and let it boil slightly and placing 1 1\2 teaspoon of leaves into my cup, I then pour the water. The freshness of the leaves as they are unfolding is very heady; a green leafy smell…that wetness that comes when outside after a heavy rainfall.

It is a slow day for me; nothing can get me out of the rut that I am in, so this medicinal cup of Spring Green Tea is my remedy and comfort when times are hardest on me. As it has been and worsening.
As I sip my tea, I read the box’s label…Green Teas may assist: slimming, Detoxify, Cancer prevention, Prevent osteoporosis, and Heart condition, Anti-oxidant, Anti-bacterial, and Anti-Stress.

A small prayer is to be said: I am thankful for green teas; specifically this Bilo Chun…a bestowing of thankfulness!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green) Tea by In Nature

I find myself craving this spring green tea today. I am happy to have still some of this tea left. Bilo Chun is from the high mountains of Jiansu and it has a fresh, and forest alpine taste to it.

I know with this tea to not over boil it as it will kill the leaves and flatten the taste. So my pot of water is at temperature of 85 degrees, not boiling at all but warm enough to burn finger slightly. I took one teaspoon of the leaves and place this in my cup; I then pour the water into my cup and let the leaves settle at the bottom of my cup. I like watching as the tea leaves unfold. It is a nice effect; they are mildly greenish in color and making the tea seeming green in color as well. When I remove the tea leaves, tea is a golden color and smells very fresh and dewy like wet grass; or that dewiness after a morning of rain with the trees all very wet and smelling of forest/woods and the outdoor.

In all; I like watching how the tea leaves blossom when they come in contact with the water. I like the freshness that this tea presents with each cup: a clean and refreshing quality; not bitter at all.

The teas lasting impression is that of a sweet mild palate, very soothing and mildly enough for daily consumption.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Pure Spring Green Tea (Bilo Chun) by In Nature

I received this tea last month from In Nature Tea in the United Kingdom and enjoyed it and I’m happy that I have some of it left still to enjoy yet again.

I use freshly drawn cold water for all of my teas. While the water is heating, I take my cup and the box of tea and a spoon. Just as the water is coming to a boil I place two spoons full of the leaves into my cup and then I add the water, leaving it for only a few minutes.
I then pour the contents from one cup into another cup using a strainer so that I will only have tea in the other cup and not the leaves.

I like how the leaves have unfolded and are greenish in color. The tea itself is a very light color, could be green and it smells very faintly of grassy moistened dew. When I taste the tea I am met with a sweet mild palate. Overall this tea is very soothing and enjoyed by this reviewer.

I must say thank you once again to In Nature for sending this tea to me.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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A review of Pure Spring Green Tea (Bilo Chun) by In Nature

I decided to have another round of this pure high-grade loose green tea. I placed on small handful of loose leaves into the pot and poured fresh water and left to boil for a few minutes. I boiling it direct and letting it steam up nicely to inhale the aroma.

It is very marine/algae in scent; to the nose it is green algae, marine experience at play. I quickly turn off the fire since it has come to full boil. Now letting it cool, the liquor is a lightest green but when the leaves are removed it is yellow in color. The smell is very green and makes me think of broccoli or spinach.

The leaves are buttery and smells sweetly. I pour myself a small cup and it is indeed a delight. It is smooth and slightly astringent with a drying effect on the palette. After the second sip I can enjoy the sweet buttery liquor to be found in this green tea.

It is amazing how these finely crisp dry leaves can become full leaves when boiled and they do retain their greens.

This indeed is pure spring green tea; does make one think of a morning dew to be found in the springtime. Bilo Chun is lovely tea. Again, thank you In Nature for finally sending this tea my way.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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A review of Pure Spring Green Tea (Bilo Chun) by In Nature

Using fresh cold water, I put to boil, when it comes to a rolling boil I turn off the pan. In opening this package I notice the thin foil that it comes in, like those found in coffee tins at times. It is shiny silver and the smell of the leaves are wonderful, smelling of milk or that dew melon I tend to think of when drinking some finer green teas.

I place one heaping teaspoon of the leaves into my mug and fill this with the boiled water and left to steep for few minutes. I like how at first, the leaves are crunchy and finely curled and once having poured the water into the cup they unfurl to a lovely green color at the bottom of the cup.

Tea’s color is very light green, and with the leaves at the bottom of the cup to enliven the green’s color all the more. Nosing this tea is to think of grassiness, that fresh cut grass smell to it, a nice effect.

I sip this tea slowly since I know it is very astringent and not bitter, but it does leave the palette dryer, some coating effect on the tongue.

With the second steep infusion for two minutes, using the same tea leaves I find that the grassiness is lessened and tea is not as sharply astringent. This time it is more herbal like and something of the silkiness is coming through with this second infusion.

I remember to remove the tea leaves from the cup and drink the second infusion without the leaves since as they stay in the cup it would be bitter.

Overall, 1st steep: tea is very grassy in taste with a lively mouth-drying effect on the tongue. It is refreshing and clean.
2nd steep: tea is softer, lush even with a silkiness to it making one think of milk or the dew found in some melons.

I must say; something about this tea reminds me of the Sencha Shinrikyu Tea by the Tao of Tea sampler pack that I tried last year. They are both nice teas.

Thank you In Nature for sending me this Bilo Chun (Pure Spring Green Tea) to try. It is exceptional.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec
seule771

Thank you, kindness, random acts of kindness denotes more of the same. Happy teas to you.

ScottTeaMan

Hey, I really like your blog. I’ll read it further when I have more time.

seule771

They say time is of the essence! And we are here on Steepster doing what? Sipping tea on sip-at-a-time.

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Thanks to Ian for a generous sample of this!

Buttery and sweet and fresh. This is the perfect tea for today. It’s a light yellow with lots of butter in the scent, and the taste is just /barely/ a little vegetal. It’s not overwhelmingly seaweed-ish or spinach-y, but it’s there. I’m also getting notes of almond towards the end of the sip. Thank God for good tea. Today has just been… awful. And it’s not even 2pm.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Subtle, delicate, drinkable, delicious

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Revisiting this tea today. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/08/23/wild-fresh-buds-puerh-from-in-nature-teas/

A very lovely, fresh tasting pu-erh.

TeaBrat

Is this a Yabao? It looks a bit that way from the photo.

ashmanra

Splain!

LiberTEAS

I believe Yabao is what Verdant calls a tea that looks very much like this. Wild Fresh Buds is what In Nature calls it. Another tea that is similar in appearance is Wild Arbor Buds from Mandala Tea.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this!

The aroma is very fresh and vegetative – not at all what I’d expect from a puerh. The flavor is not at all what I’d expect from a puerh either. It is very sweet and lightly vegetative. Very little earthiness to it at all. If you’re one who thinks they do not like puerh because of it’s rather distinctive earthy quality, try this. Really. Try it.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This is a fantastic Jasmine Pearl. So very good. Sweet, smooth, and absolutely divine. Truly one of the best Jasmine Pearls I’ve ever had.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This definitely does have a very spring-like taste and aroma. Grassy and sweet. Very nice and a great way to revitalize after running errands.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this awesome tea!

And it really is awesome! It tastes so fresh and clean. The leaves are covered in the silvery fuzz, and produce such a deliciously sweet liquor. Very refreshing. I love this!

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drank Puerh (Yunnan) by In Nature
4366 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me several nests of this Pu-erh to try.

This is incredibly smooth and delicious. I get the liquorice flavor that is noted in the description. It has a nice sweetness… one of the best Pu-erh teas I’ve tasted!

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This is a delightful Oolong. Beautiful floral notes to this tea. Hints of peach in the background. A lovely honey-esque finish. Notes of wood and earth throughout. A fantastic tea to experience!

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

Kashyap

wu yi oolong woody? Pu erh earthy or Assam earthy?

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!

This is a delightful Oolong. Creamy, lightly floral, and buttery. A very complex flavor.

Fantastic!

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. I like this one!

This has such a crisp, clean taste to it. The vegetative taste is light and peeks out from behind a lovely sweetness. A hint of butter to this, but it doesn’t leave that “coated” feeling to the tongue the way some buttery greens do. Very delicate and pleasant.

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drank Puerh (Yunnan) by In Nature
6770 tasting notes

WOW! Incredibly smooth. More like a standard black tea than a stereotypical pu-erh! I like this! This would be a nice go-to Pu-Erh. For Pu-Erh fanatics tho, this may beon the lighter side!

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Revisiting this one. Such a lovely black tea. Strong and bold and malty. Delicious. Perfect for the first cup of the day.

I love this one.

Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/12/09/pure-organic-black-teaji-hong-men-from-in-nature/

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