As usual, a friend brought me some tea, this time Pi Lo Chun, directly from China, bought from an estate representative.

The first steeping was subtle, a light and aromatic taste that gently lingered on the palette, delighting not only the tongue, but the nose as well. This experience, perhaps the defining aspect of the tea so far, seemed to last forever. Quite an accomplishment. This fine and gentle experience was a perfect pair with the Sun’s breaking light across my view this morning.

Second steeping yielded a heavier bottom note, a more earthy and grassy scent and taste, and a fuller mouth feel. Still yet, the tea remained on the palette for an exceptionally long time. By about half way through the second cup this tea really starts growing on you.

The thing I liked the most was its ability to create a lingering taste and aroma that seemed to last forever. I would use the tea again. Although not a strongly flavored tea, its subtleties and pleasantries make it a perfect lighter green with a good balance for any time of day.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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