Review: Canton Tea Co. Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu

Black Tea, Canton Tea Co. Add comments
Dan’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"In the cup, its flavor wins you over with wonderful flavors of toasted nuts, slight spice, hints of lemon, toffee… needless to say, it is incredibly delicious."
Dan’s Teaview: 9.6/10
Other Teaviews: Geoff gave it 9.7/10
Your Reviews:Add your review »
Canton Tea Co. always flies under my radar, and then seemingly every time I come across one of their teas, it is – more often than not - just wonderful. The latest example of this, for me, is their Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu. Perhaps this should be no surprise this time, as this very tea won the “top accolade” at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards.

The dried leaf is something to behold in itself – just looking at this tea, you know it is going to knock your socks off. The color is light and golden, the leaves tightly rolled into thin wisps, impossibly-covered in seemingly-millions of tips. Aroma-wise, it does not disappoint either – sweet and slightly woody, with an aura of intrigue and delicious nature.

Once brewed (at a relatively-low temperature for a relatively short time – 2 minutes at 80-degrees C), the liquor turns a sufficiently deep shade of bright coppery-brown, and caramel-and-malty sweetness remains on the nose. In the cup, its flavor wins you over with wonderful flavors of toasted nuts, slight spice, hints of lemon, toffee… needless to say, it is incredibly delicious.

This is only the second Bai Lin Gong Fu I have ever tasted, but oddly enough the other time was a sample of tea from another company I received at the same time. I am speculating, but it seems as though they may have been sourced from the same tea plantation, and their distributor must be doing gangbusters business at moving this tremendous product to more than one retailer. This tea comes from the Tai Wu Mountain region of the Fujian province, and is reportedly the oldest black tea produced in China. it’s quite simply one of my favorite black teas of the moment, if not all-time, and Canton Tea Co.’s offering of it is as delicious as any I’ve tried.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Superior Bai Lin Gong Fu, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

Teaviews Member: Dan Dan
Teaviews.com Reviewer
» Read more about this reviewer on Dan's profile page.
» Find a list of recent posts by Dan.

    



Leave a Reply

My Rating

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in