Bi Tan Piao Xue or "Snow Drop in Emerald Pond" tea gets its names from its enchanting dance when brewed. When viewed through glass teaware, the tea leaves settle to the bottom while the white flowers float on the surface, resembling snow sitting on a frozen lake. When creating Bi Tan Piao Xue the jasmine flowers that are intentionally left in are buds that were not used in the infusion process, but rather fresh flowers included for their appearance.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 2-3 minutes.
When in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, you will be hard pressed to find a tea house without the presence of jasmine tea. It is there where the tradition known as Long Men Zhen, or “telling stories together” is upheld, typically with a cup of jasmine tea in hand.
Bi Tan Piao Xue is of the highest grades of jasmine tea and repeatedly scented with the buds of jasmine flowers in the “tigers palm” stage of blooming, when they are at their peak aroma. The scent lingers for about ten hours allowing their fragrance to fully infuse the tea.