Tea Review: Bi Luo Chun Green Tea by Teaxplorer July 19 2014

Drew Bednasek, the Teaxplorer, began his love for tea in his early twenties.  Now residing in the UK, Drew keeps an extensive blog where he can discuss his love of tea and show off is photos with tea enthusiasts worldwide.  He has extensive knowledge of tea and is active on Twitter (as the @teaxplorer) with a large following.  Read his full review of our Bi Luo Chun Green Tea here.


Drew writes:

"Dry leaf:

- The dry leaf is comprised of dark green, wiry, full leaves

- It has a jammy (raspberry-like) aroma

Infused tea:

- It cups out a pale liquor that is slightly aromatic

- The liquor is light- to medium-bodied, with very little astringency

- The flavour of the liquor has a sweet body and a vegetal finish. The flavours unfold slowly and give the tea a lingering aftertaste


- Infuse this tea with water that is 80 to 85C for 30 to 40 seconds. I made this tea in a glass teapot. You will be able to get three to four solid infusions

- I really enjoy the combination of the sweet (jammy) and vegetal flavours of this tea. The flavour complexities make it a tea that you have to admire and deconstruct, even if green tea is not your favourite. Its flavours and lighter body might really appeal to people who enjoy white teas and Japanese green teas