REVIEW: Green Terrace Teas – Bi Luo Chun Green Tea


Tea: Green tea from Sanxia District, New Taipei City, Taiwan (harvested in spring 2014)
Sample provided by: Green Terrace Teas
Twitter: @greenterracetea
Link to Bi Luo Chun on Green Terrace website

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf is comprised of dark green, wiry, full leaves

– It has a jammy (raspberry-like) aroma

Infused tea:

– It cups out a pale liquor that is slightly aromatic

– The liquor is light- to medium-bodied, with very little astringency

– The flavour of the liquor has a sweet body and a vegetal finish. The flavours unfold slowly and give the tea a lingering aftertaste


– Infuse this tea with water that is 80 to 85C for 30 to 40 seconds. I made this tea in a glass teapot. You will be able to get three to four solid infusions

– I really enjoy the combination of the sweet (jammy) and vegetal flavours of this tea. The flavour complexities make it a tea that you have to admire and deconstruct, even if green tea is not your favourite. Its flavours and lighter body might really appeal to people who enjoy white teas and Japanese green teas



Retail price: 10 gram sample for $3.40 / 50 grams for $14.00 / 100 grams for $25.20

About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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