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.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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