Black Gold Biluochun

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Astringent, Chocolate
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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These little pellets benefit from short-term aging to make a smooth but sturdy cup to waken the senses and boost energy levels, while the palate is left with hints of chocolate and flowers.

Enjoy multiple steeps to get the most out of your leaves, or try it iced as a refreshing summer sip.

Spring 2017 harvest.

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355 tasting notes

Advent Tea!
Oh, this smells nice. And it brews up very chocolatey. With a hint of salted caramel. The second steep was weaker, but I tried for a third steep anyway and it too was a lovely chocolate brew. Thanks Lexie!

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180 tasting notes

Catching up on some old notes.

I decided to give this a try since I love Golden Snail from Whispering Pines so much. The flavor sadly just doesn’t match up. Its more bitter, less of that warm feeling to it. I know, yeah, really descriptive.

Overall I’m underwhelmed.

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6401 tasting notes

I owned the Spring 2019 harvest of this blend and Sil was kind enough to share a sample of the Spring 2020 harvest so I am trying the two side-by-side today.

I started with the 2020 sample, which is a sipdown. It is a very smooth tea. Smooth but no malt. A bit of chocolate maybe. Also like dark rye bread. It’s nice but a bit boring.

The 2019 harvest has more smoke to it, which was certain unexpected. Smoke and a touch of pepper. It also is more brisk but not astringent. Underneath all that, I get a similar smooth dark rye/chocolate. Weird how it varies from harvest to harvest but these are definitely different.

The 2019 harvest certainly had more happening in the cup but I am not convinced that makes it better. Neither is a favourite but I think I liked the simple smoothness of the 2020 harvest. Thank you for sharing, Sil!

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14108 tasting notes

Finished up the last of this the other day – tiny cup left for VariaTEA to try and have.

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Sipped on mid last week, as a Western style cup. It was so rich and chocolate forward that it was hard to think of anything else besides that slightly bitter (but still very pleasant) fudge quality, though some sips had slight hints of malt and bread and a couple reminded me slightly of roasted peanuts.

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30 tasting notes

this is a robust tea with no need for milk. the chocolate taste is quite strong, but it isn’t a sweet tea. the tea has a slightly astringent aftertaste. i’m drinking a mug on the last day of the decade whilst overlooking the early morning snow.

Flavors: Astringent, Chocolate

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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