Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company
OOOhhhhh…. this is the best Taiwanese Biluochun we’ve had in a while. Don’t miss out on this fantastic tea from SanXia. BiLuoChun is an early spring tea picked when the leaves are small. It’s best when it’s fresh and has a very unique aroma and flavor. Words from the adjective bucket include: Smooth, Fresh, Delicate, Earthy, Aromatic, Delicious… and Satisfying!
Learn more about this tea here.
LOVELY! This is the first tea that I’m trying from this new-to-me company, and I’m happy that I received several from them … I’m happy this won’t be my last! This Twisted Green Tea from Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company is absolutely delightful!
The dry leaf has a beautifully fresh fragrance that is vegetative with a hint of earthiness in the background. It reminds me of spring. Like the fresh morning air following a night of rain in the spring. So many of the teas that I’ve been trying lately have been very reminiscent of spring and I love that!
The overall flavor is delicate, but there is a lovely complexity to it. The description above suggests an earthy taste to the cup, but, I don’t really get a lot of earthiness to the taste, and I smelled more earthiness to the dry leaf than I am tasting now.
The flavor is sweet and smooth, with notes of cream. The creamy notes are somewhere between butter and vanilla, and this taste marries beautifully with the light vegetative notes. The vegetal notes here are much softer in taste than either the dry leaf aroma or that of the brewed tea would suggest. I almost want to describe what I’m tasting as very lightly buttered and salted popcorn: sweet, crisp and vibrant with a savory quality that arrives mid-sip. It’s not quite “popcorn” … but that is the thought that keeps popping into my head as I sip.
A really lovely Bi Luo Chun. The soft flavors are very relaxing to sip, but there’s a sense of invigoration that comes with sipping this tea too. It seems to enliven from the inside, reawakening my tired soul while soothing it. A truly Beautiful Taiwan Tea!
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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