Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Teavivre
Bailin Gongfu is the highest quality Fujian black tea. This Bailin Gonfu is a premium quality tea produced at Mt. Taimu in Fujian, and is crafted from Fuding DaBai and Da Hao trees. This delicious tea has a great refreshing sweet taste and fragrance.
Learn more about this tea here.
I have enjoyed many different types of tea. When it comes to pure black teas, there are many that I consider “favorites” – but if I had to narrow it down to one pure black tea that I could have – that and only that for the rest of my life, I think I would ultimately end up choosing a Fujian black tea like this Bailin Gongfu Black Tea from Teavivre.
Fortunately, that is not a choice I’d have to make… and don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed many different pure black teas and I hope to continue to do just that. But a good Fujian like this one – well, it’s hard to beat.
This has all the qualities that I want in a black tea, and none that I don’t want. It comes as close to perfection in a black tea that one can get! It is rich, smooth, a little malty with pleasant baked good kind of notes throughout. It has a very luscious caramel-y undertone – sweet and unlike some other teas that have this caramel-y tone, it is a strong, unwavering kind of flavor that stays with you from the first sip right through to the last sip.
But there’s more. What really draws me in to with this tea is the cocoa notes. This tea tastes as though it has been coated with the highest quality dark cocoa powder. Of course, it hasn’t been, but it tastes like it. It has such a pleasing dark chocolate flavor. Of course, for those who prefer milk chocolate, you can remedy this by adding a splash of milk or cream and this tea takes that addition quite nicely.
I happen to prefer this tea straight up, it doesn’t really need sweetener, it doesn’t really need anything other than the brewing process to make a perfect cup of tea. And that is what I have before me right now. I love this!