Description: ‘Bi Luo Chun’ literally translates to ‘Green Snail Spring’. Named by the Kangxi Emperor for the look of the tea, it is processed in the springtime (Chun) and rolled into small, tight spirals. Bi Luo Chun grew in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, and is now among China’s top-ten famous teas.
A first Spring harvest tea with a delicate appearance of tea leaves formed into tight spirals resembling snails.
Tasting Notes: The cup is attractive and alluring offering a gentle hint of fruit, and the truly elegant aroma make this an exquisite green tea.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup; 90-95ºC water; steep 3-5 minutes
Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.