I’ve had this tea a fair few times yet I have not reviewed it, must have passed me by. I do love Bi Luo Chun, particularly if it’s strong and grassy.
This will be a very short review seeing as I just sat down with drink in hand and was curious to see if this was still in my virtual cupboard and am too hot from the heatwave to stand up and walk the 20 or so feet into my kitchen to get the last of the loose leaf.
Either way the steeped leaves look nice and whole with some brown/orange discolouration around the edges. Some stems are present.
The resulting liquid is cloudy(ish) yellow with a grass and sweetpea scent.
Flavour is medium strength with grass, sweetpea, toasted hay and a lightly dry after taste. After a few sips there is some astringency to this but it’s in a pleasant way, a mineral, grassy sort of way. If you’ve had Bi Luo Chun before then you know what I’m talking about.
As it cools it gathers an increase of astringency and forms an almost perfume like quality. Still medium dryness but it isn’t terrible.
I love Bi Luo Chun because it gives me a super charge and I get tea drunk. It’s one of those teas that always gets me as long as the strength is right. Looks like I’m riding the Bi Luo wave tonight.