Name: Bailin Gongfu
Region: Fuding, Fujian, China
Bought At: Teavivre.com
Price: $8.90 for 3.5oz
First Impressions: Awesome little one-use bag!
This is the first tea I have reviewed from Teavivre, and I was impressed. This black tea has a deep richness and gentle sweetness that I immediately loved. It’s a very dark black tea with a roasted nutty finish and if brewed correctly is one of the best “plain” black teas I have had. The smell when brewed is strong and delicious. Be careful to brew it as directed, below boiling. If brewed incorrectly (too hot) it will pick up a little bitterness. Nothing horrible, but it’s a shame to waste it. Another thing I loved is that the tea came in little individual baggies. I don’t know if this is just because it was a sample, but it was a fun little surprise that made me feel like I was in China, if just for a little bit.
4 / 5
*Disclosure (And Thanks!): This was part of a free sampler I got from teavivre