BI TAN PIAO XUE
translation: Snow Drop Jasmine
Origin: Sichuan, China
Harvest: August 2019
Steeping Suggestion: 212° for 2 minutes
Bi Tan Piao Xue, also known in English as Snow Drop Jasmine tea, is produced in Sichuan a mainland province in the Xinan Tea Region of China. This region is the most historical tea region in China as it is believed that it is in this tea region that tea originated. Xinan is known for its subtropical monsoon climate of generally warm winters and cool summers.
Bi Tan Piao Xue is a summer harvested tea that is warm like the summer sun in scent. This jasmine green tea is the first that I have ever sipped that contains the beautiful petals of the jasmine flower; these petals add a delicate beauty and sophistication to the tea that only flora could lend. The flavors of jasmine and green tea explode in unison on the palate, subtly, just as the sun rises in an early summer morning.
Bi Tan Piao Xue steeps into a pale-green grasshopper hue, or a translucent green color. It is a refreshing hue considering that I have been steeping very dark liquor tea all winter. The hue is fun and playful, not too serious, but adventurous; like fun-filled summer days.