|A good tea that I will probably be reordering. I would recommend not covering the leaves between uses. The steam remaining caused some bitterness to develop.|
|Great green tea as always! beautiful small leaves and so many of them gathered to make up a small bag of tea makes me appreciate it even more|
|Slightly smokey, slightly malty, this is a delightful tea on a rainy spring morning. I loved it!|
|This tea is mild and pleasant, for when you want to sit, relax and enjoy a cup of tea. Nothing complex in the taste here.|
|i think the taste is below average for me, as usual black tea|
|Очень крепкий и пахучий черный чай, подойдет для тех, кто привык пить черные чаи. Но, к сожалению, такой крепкий чай не для меня. Поэтому будет пить муж. Заваривается три и более раз.|
|Smooth malty taste, with little bitterness at all. The taste is strong and full bodied. Some fragrance, but not much. The color is a lovely deep dark red. I could not find one particular note that stood out, but it was nevertheless very satisfying. The tea leaves are fresh and well-prepared. Wonderful ability to infuse over and over again. Although the first infusion was the best, I could still get good color and flavor out of several infusions. A quality product offered at a bargain price. Highly recommended.|
|Excellent tea !!! Top appearance, taste and aroma! Almost perfect black tea.I will order more.Thank you TeaSpring for fast delivery.|
Slava ZM (10/16/2011)
|I enjoy this tea in the morning. Good kick start to the day and a pleasant taste.|
|The original flavor with a light, unobtrusive flavor. Invigorating tea. Recommended!|
|i really like this tea it has all the flavor of a classic hang cha. it also has a very sweet after taste very good
|I really like the Copper Knot Hongcha Black Tea from Tevana and since this looked similar and was cheaper I thought I would try it out. Not only does it taste fresher I get more steepings for the same amount of tea. If you like the Copper Knot you definitely need to switch to Bi Luo Chun Hong Cha. |
|Good price / quality ratio. Delicate, fragrant aroma. Recommended!|
|great brew, I got 6-8 infusions out of it without loosing any of the kick!
Will buy this again!|
|Strong, pungent tea. Pronounced notes of prunes. Recommended!|
|Excellent appearance, taste and aroma! Quite economical.
|Strong, pungent tea. Pronounced notes of prunes.
|Smoky with a sweet undertaste. Easy to use too much, when it overpowers. Not like the pure gold or the black gold at all, even though levaes from the same bushes are used. I am going to experiment with infusing different ways.|
|This was very good actually. Those of you familiar with Assam, this is almost exactly like it. Gives off a solid malty cup of tea with no bitterness, what makes it even better than Assam is that it can last two or three steeps and still retain the same taste.|
|Almost perfect black tea. Very solid and delicate fragrance.|
|This tea is very yummy indeed. I love yunnan gold and this is similar though not quite as malty or sweet. It brews strong and has a chocolatey flavour which I enjoy very much.|
|surprised with this one-2-3 brews,fine taste,malty (as described),gret colour|
|Strong black tea which is best for everyday drinking. I tried a second infusion and it was also good. Surely, no exceptional tea but good value. |
|very good black tea, similar to india assams, strong, malty, excellent for the price|
|A very nice, basic black tea. The leaves are tightly rolled into snail shell shapes, which makes the tea very compact. A good malty morning tea, it also has very distinct chocolate notes. Other online stores sell this exact same tea but for $1 or $2 more per 100g, usually calling it something like "Yunnan Downy" or "Golden Pekoe" or something like that. Same tea, but cheaper from Teaspring.|
|I give it a "good"rating because I donīt know many kinds of black tea - only those cheap ones. It has a really strong smell, colour and flavor, with a slightly bitter taste, but a sweet aftertaste. Very good!|
|Great for the price, a unique green tea. Brews a golden amber liquor. Tastes a little vegetal and woodsy, and a slight creaminess. I like it.|
|Bi Luo Chun being one of my favorite green teas, I canít resist anything with that in itís name, even if itís only because of the leaf shape. I was not disappointed.|
|A little bit woodier tasting, not bad though. It has a more earthy taste than Iíve experienced in a red tea before, unusual to me. Good with milk and sugar. I havenít tried it straight gungfu yet. |
|This is my second go-round with this tea and Iím enjoying more and more. As the mornings become Autumn cool, a small pot of this is a wonderful way to start my day.
The flavour is winey, complex and hearty with a lingering sweetness that holds well through multiple infusions.
Iíve also taken to using the tea liquor in gingerbread recipes and in chocolate baked desserts in lieu of milk. It seems to deepen and enhance the spiciness of the treats.
I expect this to become a long-standing favourite!|
Jeanna (Shen) (9/16/2007)
|An interesting tea! I didnít really know what to expect, since Iím so fond of Yunnan Golds. But, this tea surprised me. First, the aroma - rich, dark, leathery, slightly smokey and appealing. And then, the flavour:
first infusion, fruity, with heavy woodsy overtones. Second and then on:
lush, earthy, robust. A complex tea and although as guttsy as a good Yunnan Gold, not as dimensional, lacking the smooth maltiness in other Yunnan Blacks; but a good morning brew with a kick!|
Jeanna (Shen) (7/26/2007)
|This is a great black tea! I like the look of it and the smell from the bag is unique. After my first cup I had another quick 2 cups as it was that moorish :-) I will keep coming back to this one.|
|Before I tried this, Yunnan Gold was my favorite black tea. This is even better, and produces a really lovely cup of tea. Even if you donít usually like black teas, please give this one a try.|
|Can be very strong if you use too much leaves. But if you pay attention on this - it is a drinkable tea.|
|iím new to drinking tea, been an avid pot a day coffee drinker for years
this tea is excellent, the first thing I noticed was the aroma it was almost like smokey leather.. kind of reminded me of that good smell in a horse tack shop. i would reccomend to anyone|
|A very interesting black tea:
the leaves rolled into snail-shaped form are visually appealing, but the real surprise is the aroma that rises just on opening the package: it reminded me of pipe tobacco, both sweet and penetrating.
The liquor has a deep amber-colour and the taste is just as sweet and penetrating as the aroma.
For the first 3-4 brewings the taste is still strong, and gradually fades on subsequent brewings.|
|Heavy smoke flavor dominates first brew. Otherwise, it is a very nice black tea.|
|First off, when you get the first smell of this tea your senses will be estatic. It is very aromatic in a very unique way, in that it smells like original Bi Lo Chun, only much stronger. As for the taste you could say the same, basically a black version of an original Bi Lo Chun. Reccomended that you should not try this tea unless you are a fan of Bi Lo Chun. |
|Best black tea I have ever tasted.|
|Smooth with a distinctive aftertaste. I feel that I could drink pot after pot of this one.|
|a very beautiful tea. it is a strong one. good flavor. Good in the morning|
|This lovely-to-look-at tea develops its finest flavor in the second brewing. The first brewing is a bit strong, so use less leaves if you like your tea mild and smooth like I do. I was happy to get a wonderful third brewing out of the leaves, too! Teaspring.com is one of the few places I have been able to find Bi Luo Chun, which is usually only sold as green tea. This tea is very drinkable -- cup after cup after cup. A good choice for an afternoon working on your computer.|
|Very good introduction of black tea. This is a good black tea to try if you are unsure of black teas. I found it hard to improperly brew this tea, as it rarely bittered even if I left it in the pot. The aroma and smooth feel are very relaxing.|