Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Astringent, Cashew, Creamy, Grain, Hay, Nutty, Smooth, Soybean, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetal
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Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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175 °F / 79 °C

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  • “Adventaggedon Day Two – 2/5 Gongfu! Of course there were two straight green teas today. Of course. However, it is kind of cool that I had both a Japanese and a Chinese green – and a very classic...” Read full tasting note
  • “The Tea Practitioner Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2 Ooh, biluochun! Definitely one of my favorite Chinese greens, not that that’s a category of tea that I drink often. I didn’t really follow any...” Read full tasting note
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Bi Luo Chun is one of the most famous Chinese teas. In english, bi luo chun translates to “green snail spring“; its curled, fresh green and light grey leaves are picked in the early spring, and its shape is reminiscent of a snail shell. Its soft and buttery texture is complemented by a light, vegetal and toasty palate.

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Adventaggedon Day Two – 2/5

Gongfu!

Of course there were two straight green teas today. Of course. However, it is kind of cool that I had both a Japanese and a Chinese green – and a very classic variety for each terroir. Even for a green tea, though, I wasn’t too disappointed to see this one. Every now and then I do enjoy a Bi Luo Chun. It’s probably one of my favourite types of Chinese green tea, if I had to pick one.

The dry leaf had a really interesting aroma to me. It was nutty, which was expected, but also surprisingly sweet with notes of golden toasted marshmallows and white chocolate. I could quite explain it. It’s a shame that didn’t come out in the taste, but I think maybe it also would have been kind of weird if it had.

It was a very nutty session though. Roasted chestnuts, Brazil nuts, and cashews. Warm, toasty and just kind of pleasantly golden. If the whole session had been that way I think I could have gotten pretty strongly on board. However, after about the second steep I started noticing more and more of a bean-y edamame note that I just didn’t like nearly as well. I ended up with five infusions. I think I could have pushed for maybe one or two more, but I just didn’t care to.

Today’s Advent Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/Clrnn5vOcag/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_E3ttJr_g

I feel like this song pick sort of captures some of my sentiment about when I end up with advent teas that just aren’t really my thing but I drink them anyway, haha.

Cameron B.

Yes, cashews and edamame for sure!

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The Tea Practitioner Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2

Ooh, biluochun! Definitely one of my favorite Chinese greens, not that that’s a category of tea that I drink often. I didn’t really follow any steeping parameters from the website, other than the water temperature. And I didn’t really measure the leaf or the water or time the steep either so… I guess I was feeling spontaneous lol!

However I steeped it, it’s delicious. Sweet, creamy, super smooth and nutty. It’s like a cashew and a soybean had a baby, with a bit of toasted grain and soft hay in there as well. It definitely makes me think of spring, with its light and sweet vegetal notes bringing to mind baby sprouts just starting to poke their little heads out of the ground.

Very lovely, and I’m glad my haphazard steeping worked out ha ha. :P

Flavors: Astringent, Cashew, Creamy, Grain, Hay, Nutty, Smooth, Soybean, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C
Michelle

Lol cashew and a soybean had a baby! I am picturing that beany family in my head now :)

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