Hey hey it's Day thirteen of 14 teas 🍵 !! after tomorrow tea time is going to be less varietal but I'll still post I think. I've come to enjoy thinking and reading about my tea ahead of consuming it.
Today's tea is Dongting Bi Luo Chun (碧螺春) ! Yes it is a very famous green tea 😉
Wikipedia knowledge: The name Biluochun literally means "green snail spring". It is called so because it is a green tea that is rolled into a tight spiral, resembling snail meat, and is cropped in early spring. ... Chinese tea experts regard it very highly. Zhen Jun (1857 to 1918), author of tea encyclopedia Cha Shuo, ranked it first among Chinese green tea. Longjing tea came second, Liu An Gua Pian came third.
I really enjoyed Longjing tea, so I am excited for this one.
Brewing instructions say to use 80C water which is the coolest water yet! Ok let's get our water to the right temperature https://www.teavivre.com/info/brew-bi-luo-chun-green-tea.html
My thermometer has a C setting huzzah! Wasn't too hard to dial in. Wow the flavors. First steeping is a little nutty, very light and calming. Maybe just slowing down the mind to think about the flavor is doing it either way welcome effect.
Ok made second steeping and made a mistake! Water was 83C and I thought 3C how small no worries, but after 4.5 minutes the tea was a darker yellow color and bitter. If it was easier to brew like Longjing I think I'd rate it higher than 4 but because you have to be so thoughtful with it I'm going to go lower. This was a fun one!
@mnw One day last week I felt very queasy in my stomach. I did physical work, but...
Buddy's wife set me out some borscht and a coho sandwich at lunch time. Couldn't deal (she sent it home with me).
She's a pinay, came back with some green tea instead. Made my stomach happy :-)
I still didn't eat until like 8 that night, but... made the rest of the day much better!
(yes, I ate the soup and sandwich she had prepared for me)
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