This Bi Tan Piao Xue has a gorgeous, eyebrow style leaf, with many leaf buds and jasmine blossoms. The cup is delightfully fragrant with a rosy hue and sophisticated finish. The Jasmine notes are more delicate than our other Snow Drop offering; more summer garden-like versus perfumy. Simple wonderful!
Bi Tan Piao Xue or "Snow Drop in Emerald Pond" tea gets its names from its enchanting dance when brewed. When viewed through glass teaware, the tea leaves settle to the bottom while the white flowers float on the surface, resembling snow sitting on a frozen lake. When creating Bi Tan Piao Xue the jasmine flowers that are intentionally left in are buds that were not used in the infusion process, but rather fresh flowers included for their appearance.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
When in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, you will be hard pressed to find a tea house without the presence of jasmine tea. It is there where the tradition known as Long Men Zhen, or “telling stories together” is upheld, typically with a cup of jasmine tea in hand.
Bi Tan Piao Xue is of the highest grades of jasmine tea and repeatedly scented with the buds of jasmine flowers in the “tigers palm” stage of blooming, when they are at their peak aroma. The scent lingers for about ten hours allowing their fragrance to fully infuse the tea.
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How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I have worked in tea for more than 55 years. I was born in a tea family. I love tea.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
Normally I get up at 7 and go out to the mountains. My main job is to pluck the tea leaves. Sometimes I will help to work in the factory. I finish my job at 5pm in the afternoon.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I love the white jasmine smell when scenting. It is very pleasant.
Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
It is very hot when scenting the jasmine flower because the best time to do this is in Aug, the hottest season. Normally it is in the midnight.
Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea? Any advice?
Suggest to use a glass cup or glass teapot, you can see the beautiful white flower dancing in the cup like snowflakes. The buds and leaves are very tender. I love it.
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