Imperial Osmanthus Bi Luo Chun Organic Green Tea - Winter 2015

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Taiwan didn’t have a history of making green teas, but thanks to the Chinese that came to Taiwan in 1949, Taiwanese started to process a varietal named “Qing Xin Gan Zai” into green tea. Thus fulfilling the nostalgia for Chinese Green Tea on the island.

Today the most famous tea from San Xia is undoubtedly Bi Luo Chun. Unlike Long Jing from San Xia, Bi Luo Chun is a fairly new variety to the region. Since 1990s, Bi Luo Chun has replaced the fame of Long Jing and became the most popular tea of the region thanks to the special body brought by Qing Xin Gan Zai. Unlike Long Jing, Bi Luo Chun requires more tender ingredients (one bud / one leaf ratio) to process correctly. Until today, this kind of green tea is one of the most interesting green teas in the world thanks to the unique tradition of oolong making, which synthesizes green tea taste and oolong in a totally original manner. This feature is especially evident in the body of the tea that isn’t present in most green teas.

Such a delicate and refined Bi Luo Chun as this is just the perfect tea to combine with Osmanthus flowers. The combination gives the tea a fruity and floral dimension and gives the tea an overflowing viscous body. During the final drying stage the tender Bi Luo Chun leaf/bud sets are commingled with fresh Osmanthus flowers and allowed to dry together which imbues the tea with their perfumed and fruity essence! After the drying stage is completed the flowers are separated from the green tea before packaging. Osmanthus flowers are so strong in their aroma and taste that if they were mixed with the Bi Luo Chun tea leaves they would overpower them easily!

Harvest: Spring 2015 / 春 二零一五
Varietal: Ching Shin Gan Varietal / 青心柑種
Elevation: 300 M
Region: San Xia / 三峽
Oxidation Level: 0 %
Roast Level: 0
Aging Potential: Medium
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