March 31, 2012 hand-harvest
Bi Luo Chun
Dong Ting East Mountain
Kindly gifted from ImmortaliTEA and sourced by Ginko.
Enough to fill a 100 ml gaiwan.
Rested tap water
+- 180 F 15 seconds
Then around 170 and played with temps as low as 155.
Can dichotomy swirl? If it could, this tea might present it's slightly bitter liquid illustration.
Upon opening the bag, a poof of thousands of fine hairs comes flying out!
It is a bit more aggresive in front than one might imagine. Out of such little leaves unfolds a mix of brooding maltyness and savory liquor.
One might liken it a bit to chewing the juice out of the soft end of a fresh blade of grass.
In the end, the sweetness wins out. It leaves a pleasant long lasting coating.
Maybe a the description is a bit effusive, but the tea was inspiring. This is probably one of the first real BLC I have tried. Makes me realize how there can be a significant difference from the fakers.
My small and grainy 640 pic:
Link to a favorable sized image:http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZG7H-rwHQ6g/UUpSx_vncOI/AAAAAAAAPGg/rB34tcWfEtE/s2048/IMAGE_927B7BCC-DBEE-4A3F-B602-0C30B6923D8D.JPG
EDIT: compositional touch-up