Details: This is a light green tea that has a wonderful mixture of sweetness, vegetal flavors, and a bit of smoke. Bi Lo Chun comes from the tiny Dongting peninsula in Jiangsu Province. It the most northerly grown tea in China.
Dry Leaves: A mixture of dark green, almost bluish gray, spiraled wiry filaments coated in fuzzy yellow down.
Liquor: Pale green, slightly cloudy from the down.
Aroma: Light and sweet, with the roasted sweetness of brown sugar and a vegetal base note. There are baked notes from the drying the leaves on a hot wok.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Light and slightly brisk. The briskness dries the mouth slightly.
Flavors: The faintest hint of flowers is nearly matched by the roasted vegetal flavor. This year's version is sweeter than previous years.
Brewing Time: 2 to 3 minutes
Brewing Temp: 175° Fº