Sipdown, 124. Thanks again to Angel & Teavivre for samples of the spring harvest of this tea!
Bi Luo Chuns are not my favorite type of green tea, but I do enjoy them. I think they’re a little too beany for me, typically. This particular cup has a slight smokiness to it, too? Kind of odd, don’t know if I’ve noticed that before. Maybe it’s not really a smokiness, but a savory quality, like miso. I tend to prefer my teas to seem “sweet” even if they’re not actually sweet (if that makes sense), hence my not being able to get into more savory teas. This is quite flavorful, fresh and green, but it edges toward the side of greens that I don’t love. Still, I’m excited to try the jasmine bi luo chun that I will be getting in my next batch of samples.