New green teas! What a treat it is to have all of these teas fresh from the spring harvest. Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for sending this sample of the spring 2013 bi luo chun.
The dried leaf of this tea smelled potently like spring veggies like sugar snap peas and perhaps even a hint of asparagus. It’s beautifully squiggly, green, and fuzzy. It smells, well, like bi luo chun. Buttery and vegetal and a bit like miso soup. This one ended up brewed a bit light, but it is still very flavorful with fresh green vegetal notes like buttery beans and a hint of fruitiness, perhaps like fresh green grapes. The texture of the liquor is smooth and silky, adding to that buttery feeling. This harvest is quite nice and makes for a very satisfying cup of green tea.