Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: In Nature
The words Bi Lo Chun translate literally to mean ‘spring snail shell’. The leaves are picked in the spring. Then, when you see this tea, you will notice that the leaves are rolled into small balls which resemble snail shells.
When brewed, this green tea produces a yellow-green colour, the fragrance is described as floral and it has a clean and smooth flavour with a sweet after taste.
There is no doubt that this is a “Spring” tea – springtime is in the aroma and in the taste. The fragrance is lightly floral and grassy, evoking images of springtime when you can smell the scent of flowers in bloom and the fresh, green grass wafting through the air.
The flavor is also lightly floral. It has a “green” taste to it that falls somewhere between grassy and vegetable-like. It is very pleasantly sweet with a savory taste that hits just after mid-sip, just enough bitter taste to cut through the sweet and give the cup balance. There is some drying astringency at the tail, and the aftertaste is sweet.
Overall, I find this to be a very agreeable Bi Luo Chun (or Snail Shell tea as it is sometimes called) with an uplifting, crisp taste. I like it particularly in the afternoon or early evening when I am in need of invigorating; it seems to gently energize the body while it replenishes the soul and soothes the spirit.
This is the perfect way to de-stress!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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