Sanxia Biluochun Green Tea
To preserve freshness and the true character of this tea, all order will be packaged in 25g amounts.
While green tea can be produced all over Taiwan, Sanxia (三峽), located in Northern Taiwan, is undoubtedly considered to be the true home of Taiwanese green tea. Sanxia is known for its beautiful mountains, as well as its sweet spring water and fertile soil. These elements in combination with the cultivation of the rare Qingxin Ganzi cultivar, make Sanxia the perfect place for the production of Biluochun (碧螺春) green tea.
This year, our pre-Qingming harvest of Sanxia Biluochun yielded a beautiful green tea, adorned with many tippy white buds. Once rinsed, you can smell a distinct aroma of freshly cut grass, sweetened mung bean paste, and a delightful hint of licorice. The first round, while not overly complex, has a pleasant taste of sweet mung bean paste, and produces a tea liquor that is brightly green with yellow undertones. The second round is grassier tasting, but does not sacrifice any of the sweetness found in the first round of tasting. In fact, the sweetness steadily increases on the finish and becomes reminiscent of freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. The third round becomes even more complex on the palate. Now, there is an enticing flavor of candied chestnuts, with grassy and vegetal undertones that become more obvious and rich as the finish progresses