I brewed and drank this tea out of my large gaiwan Chinese “glass brewing style”. This new style Pi Lo Chun is a lot more interesting in my opinion as it has a enjoyable sweet fruity taste to it which is neither too floral nor too grassy. While the tea does have some subtle smoke under notes to it, the smoke is light enough that it should not be a problem for anybody that likes fruity but not smoky greens.
Tai Lake Pi Lo Chun
This “new style” pi lo chun" has a sweet aromatic leaf; is complex and fruity with soft smoky-meatiness underneath. It does not have fuzzy buds like a traditional pi lo chun, but more of a thin, wirey dry leaf appearance. Plummy notes, with apricots and white grapes linger on your tongue revealing the secret of this tea’s origin – the Tai Lake area is populated with fruit trees that lend their sweet character to this light bodied green.