Roy stopped by the teahouse today to taste a couple more new green teas from the 2009 harvest that will be available for sale in the next few days.
This year's Bi Luo Chun, one of China's great green teas from the Lake Tai area, is an intense dark green and yields a rich brew with a satisfying thick texture, striking sweetness, and powerful fresh taste that stands up to repeated brewing. Bi Luo Chun is such a delicate tea that it's not available every year, so we're excited that we can offer it in the 2009 lineup.
We're pleased to announce the return of Dragon Whiskers, Anhui's famous green tea that we used to carry in the early days of the original Chinatown Imperial Tea Court. This year, Dragon Whiskers is especially sweet and full of fresh spring flavor. If you're not familiar with this uncommon variety we bet it will become one of your favorites.
Stay tuned: photos and more details of the latest spring teas coming soon!