Pi Lo Chun Organic Green Tea - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Teavana
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 7, 2013

Commercial Description

This rare, organic tea is grown in the famous Dong Ting Mountains of China, amidst the shade of apricot, plum and peach trees. These young leaves are allowed to to absorb the delicate fruit fragrances until the youngest buds and leaves are harvested then hand-rolled into wonderful downy spirals. The unique shape is specific to this type of tea.

Brewing Instructions: (from Teavana)

Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175-180 degrees and steep tea for 1 minute. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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Aroma is grassy and fruity. The aroma is light and very pleasing...not the most complex I've had for a green tea but certainly very enjoyable. Flavor is very smooth...almost no bitterness and only the faintest hint of astringency if you let the cup brew for a very long time.

I settled on a very different method of brewing than recommended. Using only 1 teaspoon wasn't near enough leaf to do gong fu style brewing with multiple, brief infusions...so I decided to try a single, long infusion of 5 minutes. This tea is extremely smooth and does not become too astringent or bitter, so this worked really well.

It is very hard to get good bi luo chun in the U.S. so I'm hesitant to say this tea is overpriced. However, it is expensive...and I actually think I prefer teas that have more kick to them. If you're going to pay for the smoothness of a tea, maybe this would be a good deal, but I personally like more bitterness and would rather pay for a tea that has more strength, depth, and complexity to its aroma. I haven't tried enough bi luo chun's to say whether or not this one is up to par...but comparing since China abounds with inexpensive green teas that I like more than this one, I'm inclined to say this one is substantially overpriced.
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