Monday, October 22, 2007

Bi Tan Lan Xue

Bi Tan Lan Xue (Lan Ya, Snow Orchid) is the highest quality Chinese jasmine tea. Leaves of this tea are picked during early spring, and carefully preserved until jasmine blooming season, in which they are scented. Jasmine used for preparing this tea is from Si Chuan province.
Bi Tan Lan Xue is quite rare tea because only finest young tea buds and leaves are used to make it.
It has flat, straight tea leaves with some jasmine petals mixed in it. Bi Tan Lan Xue is a tea of jasmine freshness, soothing taste. Its aftertaste will leave tender sweetness in your mouth.
How to brew it? Prepare it in porcelain tea ware. Put 1-2 teaspoons for every150 ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70-80 degrees Celsius for 1minute for the first and second brewing. For any further brewing increase steeping time and temperature.

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