This one is another sample from TeaEqualsBliss (which I keep typing as TeaEqualsBills – a subconscious adjustment perhaps?) The scent is a lot like Rishi’s Jade Cloud and there’s a lot of similarity in the taste, too. But this is smoother and has a much prettier taste. There’s something sort of expansive about the taste – it feels very full and relaxing. Chinese greens aren’t really my favorite type of tea but this one is very tasty!
Bi Luo Chun
Considered to be one of China’s ten famous teas, our Bi Lo Chun (Green Snail Spring) produces a fragrant, nutty brew which is lightly astringent but mellow. There is a refreshing sweetness to it, with a slightly buttery finish. This tea is from Fujian Province. It is very sensitive to brewing times and temperature, so we recommend infusing it with relatively cool water (~160F) for only 2 minutes.
Bi Lo Chun literally means “Green Snail Spring.” The “snail” is because the leaves are rolled into spirals resembling snails, and “spring” is because it is picked in the early spring, when the buds and young leaves are still small and delicate. There can be 7,000 buds in just one pound of Bi Lo Chun.