Tea Review

Imperial Grade Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Yunnan Sourcing. 2.2 grams steeped for 4 minutes at 180℉. Appearance: typical rolled Pi Lo Chun leaves, see photo. Dry tea scent is floral, musty, sweet. Brewed tea scent is savory, brothy, hint of sweetness. Taste: Savory, trace of fruit and sweetness, with vegetal notes. Minimally astringent.

Pi Lo Chun (romanizations vary) is one of the most famous Chinese teas. Although not labeled as such, this is a pre-Ching Ming version. My impression is that pre-Ching Ming Pi Lo Chun is lighter, more savory, and less fruity than the mature picking. This is an acceptable tea, worth drinking, but not the best version of this tea and picking I’ve found.

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