Review of Bilouchun Green Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 104 of 54 of 575 of 100
ExcellentGoodGood Value

This is presumably the same tea that the previous reviewers tasted, but it's packaged in individual 6g pouches (24 packets totalling 150g). At $10, I paid a little more than the previous reviewers did, as well.

That said, this is now one of my favorite green teas. I find it best with a long steep in cooler water (4-5 minutes at 170° F). In addition to the grassy notes that I expect with most Chinese greens, there is a background fruitiness that I normally taste in silver needle whites. The tea has almost no astringency and a mild bitterness in the back of the throat.

As it cools, the fruity sweetness intensifies, with notes of dried apricots and honey.

Even with a long initial steep, I can get a second steeping that is still flavorful. The finish is muted and slightly earthy with a bit of a seaweed flavor, but still nice.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on March 21st, 2017

That's interesting that you found what is presumably the same tea packaged individually...that might be better for keeping it fresh. I was really blown away by how cheap this tea was when I bought it and I wouldn't be surprised if they raised the price, it seemed almost too good to be true.

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