Green Spiral

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Rolled up just like an adorable little snail shell, this Chinese green tea is full of comforting fresh-from-the-garden flavours that’ll wake up your senses – from peppery arugula and refreshing romaine to sweet fennel. Called “Bi Luo Chun” (literally “Green Snail Spring”) and grown at 1,500 meters in altitude, this clean-tasting green tea will leave you hooked from the first cup.

Chinese green tea from the Yunnan Province.

Price per 50g: $12.98

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4417 tasting notes

Sipdown! I actually rather enjoyed this one. A nice, beany/vegetal green tea. I’m not sure I’d call it “grassy”, as the description states.

Roswell Strange

I strongly get Fennel and Iceberg Lettuce from this one; super crisp and vegetal tasting! Probably my favourite straight green from DT…


I concur – I can’t think of a straight green I’ve enjoyed more from DT. I wrote this note a bit belatedly, and can’t remember everything about the tea, but it did have a lovely fresh sweetness to it, which might equate to the fennel aspect you’re tasting? (My ability to accurately describe tea flavour profiles isn’t all that great; I know what I like but my descriptors are poor!)

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This tea had me at “rolled up just like an adorable little snail shell,” lol. I ordered enough to give it a few thorough testings. One time I left it on accident and it quickly went bitter, but the other times it wasn’t quite as strong as I would generally like. I’m really into Sencha Ashikubo right now for a green tea, and think that it has a stronger flavor overall and a brightness to it that I really like. Green Spiral is very mellow, calm and subtle. I do think that it has a watery lettuce (“refreshing romaine” says DavidsTea) quality to it, along with a slight buttery, honeyed sweetness. Clean, green, and verrrry lightly sweet. I wouldn’t say no to another cup of it, but it’s probably not one that I’m going to personally repurchase.

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8199 tasting notes

Yay new straight teas!

These are almost always my favourite collections to come out during the year – something about the idea of introducing a whole new range of tea drinkers to what are often some pretty classic types of tea is just… thrilling!

We all know I’m not generally a huge green tea person, but if I’m gonna drink a straight green it’s gonna be a Chinese one and this is a type (Bi Luo Chun) that I haven’t had horrid experiences with. In fact, ever since I had my first cup of this one I’ve found myself craving a second. Which is definitely weird for me.

I found it very smooth and crisp, with clean flavour notes and a sturdy finish. The main taste I got was actually the one that DT uses to describe the flavour profile – lettuce. They say romaine lettuce, I say a mix of romaine and more water heavy iceburg lettuce. Almost all the vegetal notes were ones I’d say are more water based – like celery. Finish had some sweetness to it, which DT describes as ‘fennel’. I think that’s a little bit of a stretch (anise is a little more accurate to me; the green bulbs of it and not star anise_ but I can see the comparison even still.

I think fans of green tea will really enjoy this one.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.


I’m really happy to see straight teas again. I liked their last selection and am excited to try these.


What a coincidence that I was drinking a Yunnan Bi Luo Chun as I was reading this note.


On an unrelated note, I often wish that DAVIDsTEA would do a little more to emphasize their straight teas. I know that they don’t really make their money from them, but still it would be nice.

Roswell Strange

It’s definitely not our main selling demographic, that’s for sure – but I definitely echo your sentiment. I think the people who these teas generally already appeal to often do a decent job of keeping themselves informed; I have the same handful of people who are VERY into the straight & traditional teas who always seem to gravitate back into the store during straight tea collection launch week, and they always already know all about the new straight teas. They’re some of my favourite people to talk to because I always get to have really, really thorough conversations with them & you can always feel the mutual appreciation of having someone to talk to who is just as into tea as you are.

If they were better advertised, I think you’d have more people converting from flavoured to straight teas though – or at least just incorporating them into their rotation of favourites.

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