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Gold Bud Bi Luo Chun


Splendid black tea made of first flush March 2017 harvest, all pure bud material.  These rich, tender buds were grown in the Simao mountains of southern Yunnan Province.  The leaves have been carefully crafted, rolled to create one of the sweetest, most satisfying of the spring black tea offerings from China.  Note its uniformity, the consistent shape of the rolled leaves, attributes which create a smooth flavor and slowly bring forth nuanced and deep tastes.  These leaves will slowly open to a rich and sweet black with plenty of lingering notes. There is plenty of energy (chi) in this rolled Bi Luo Chun black varietal.

Interesting facts about this lot.  Tea was harvested early spring 2017.  Warmer weather in late February into March brought forth some excellent teas after the cooler & late winter weather.  Tea was grown in the Simao mountainous region of southern Yunnan Province.  This lot is made using only bud stock.   

Why we selected this lot.  Its taste is exquisite!  Rich and smooth, it seemed to embody most everything we were looking for in this prized black tea.  It has a great mouth feel and a sweet, clean lingering finish.

Taste profile. Naturally sweet and smooth.  Aromatic. We find the taste strong, with hints of sugarcane and chocolate - milky flavor.

Brewing suggestions.  We suggest 3 grams per 8-12 ounces of water (one teaspoon) in water temperature of 195 to 205 degrees F.  Steep for two minutes and taste.  If you prefer a deeper, stronger cup, steep 3 minutes.  These buds will offer multiple steeps. 

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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  1. Wonderful tea 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2017

    We've been getting tea from Silk Road Teas for a while and the tea is excellent but this Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun and was a perfect addition to our tea library. The website copy I think accurately describes it: "Pure buds, hints of sugarcane and chocolate flavors." But it's so much more! There's something very complex about the flavors, but they're also very refreshing, especially when we drink at the right temp.

    We drink it gong fu cha style in a small pot and with water at about 190 F and its taste is so exquisite that I went ahead and ordered a 1/2 pound more after only three infusions. This is my favorite tea from Silk Road, and their other teas are excellent.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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