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tai lake pi lo chun

tai lake pi lo chun

This "new style" pi lo chun has a sweet aromatic leaf; is complex and fruity with soft smoky-meatiness underneath. It does not have fuzzy buds like a traditional pi lo chun, but more of a thin, wirey dry leaf appearance. Plummy notes, with apricots and white grapes linger on your tongue revealing the secret of this tea's origin - the Tai Lake area is populated with fruit trees that lend their sweet character to this light bodied green.

Steep at 180° for 2 minutes.

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tai lake pi lo chun teabags

Filled with the same high quality, full-leaf teas offered loose, our tea bags have a distinctive pyramid shape that gives leaves plenty of room to unfurl and fully infuse for the finest cup of tea. Savor the superior flavor of loose tea without sacrificing the convenience of a teabag.

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15 full leaf pyramids
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Pi Lo Chun translates as 'green snail spring.' The Green Snail refers to the name of the mountains where this fine tea grows. The Spring part was added later by a Machurian Emperor who thought the original name of 'smell so great it will scare you to death' a bit misplaced. Pi Lo Chun is among the more famous of Chinese tea varieties, with a long history of being offered to the Emperor in tribute, along with the yearly payment of taxes. Its output is restricted by a very short harvest season: from the Spring Equinox (end of March) to Clear Brightness (early April).
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