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tuppence pi lo chun Originally uploaded by Chorus of Chaos.… 
10th-May-2007 12:51 am
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tuppence pi lo chun
Originally uploaded by Chorus of Chaos.

This is from Tuppence Tea, a newly ordered sample of Pi Lo Chun.

Brewed 3 minutes with spring water a couple minutes off the boil in a 10 oz tetsubin.

According to a tea catalog, Pi Lo Chun means "green snail spring."

Leaves:
dry, thin, dark and wiry, very small with little scent.
wet,, green, thin stemmy and ctc style looking leaves. Smell, well, the name green snail spring suits it. The wet leaves smelled like bad seaweed with an odd bitter scent as well.

Tea: very pale yellow green, light bodied, no astringency, but a horrible seaweed fishy flavor. Beyond the first couple sips I threw the pot out, it was THAT horrible.

I know I've had Upton Tea's Pi Lo Chun and I seem to remember the tea itself being better looking and CERTAINLY better tasting. Has anyone else here ordered from Tuppence Tea and what was thier opinion of it? I have a few more samples but if this is the line fo quality I'm thinking FORGET IT, it was THAT bad. It was almost like this was the very last pathetic scrapings from the grading levels, and it had been stored badly and was old to boot. Just....awful.

I don't know if I should try any of thier other teas or not, does anyone have anything good to say about this company??

Comments 
10th-May-2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Nothing to say about Tuppence, but the pi lo chun I get from Chai Teahouse is lovely. It sounds nothing like this! No seaweedy flavour (that's just weird in a Chinese green!), not particularly bitter, lovely aroma.

I hope their other stuff isn't so lousy. :/
11th-May-2007 01:36 am (UTC)
damn, to bad it's in the UK, there are a lot of teas I'd like to try from there, looks like a great place.
11th-May-2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, it is quite wonderful.

They do deliver internationally, but it's a bit expensive.
11th-May-2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm disabled and have very little spare fund. Most of the teas I've been reviewing have been free samples, I have to save a month or two before I can actually purchase a reasonable quantity of teas I like...

Oh well, if money should ever fall from heaven (or I find an unclaimed wallet)
8th-Nov-2011 04:24 am (UTC)
LJ notified of spam responses in this post, whether they can do anything or not I don't know, and why **I** am so blessed that russian bots constantly stalk me EVERYWHERE I also don't know.

Shoo, there are surely more interesting people than me to bother.

My apologies to the comm, I would delete these (don't go to the links, i think they are porn) but i'm waiting to see what LJ can do with it.

THank you.
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