Monday, December 8, 2014

Tea Review: Imperial Bi Lo Chun (Phoenix Tea)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 9

Imperial Bi Lo Chun
Phoenix Tea
Type: White
Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Product Description:  An exquisite white tea made entirely from newly sprouted buds. A special varietal of tea grown in Mojiang county of Simao. This tea is picked twice yearly in spring and autumn for just a three day period during which the buds are consistent in length and appearance. They are a beautiful bright green color when brewed. The taste is malty with hints of fruit and cane sugar.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of wheat bran, nuts, and a hint of fruit.

The pale yellow infusion has an aroma of warm fruit with a hint of honey.  The taste is faintly sweet with notes of green bell pepper and malt.

A shorter steeping time brings out the sweetness in this tea and it will easily produce several more flavorful infusions.




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