Description: Bi Luo Chun is an exquisite green tea from Jiangsu Province in China. Bi Luo Chun translates literally to ‘Green Snail Spring.’ The Kangxi Emperor named the tea for its appearance; during processing, it is rolled into tight green ‘snail’ spirals. Bi Luo Chun grew in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, and is now among China’s top-ten famous teas.
Calming, refreshing, and a delight to sip - especially on a bare-foot afternoon stroll through your garden at home.
Tasting Notes: The steep of this premium Bi Luo Chun brings out a bright, delicate golden-green liqueur. The aroma of the cup is the epitome of an elegant springtime bouquet; it smells faintly of fruit blossoms, honeysuckle, and a touch of fresh morning dew. The aroma translates to the palate of the steep; a full and beautiful flavour which lingers at the back of the tongue with a whisper of astringency. The grassy aspects of its flavour build in the cup as it sits, but never become overpowering. Instead, this acts to highlight the floral aspect of the steep, completing the lush garden with a grounding, gentle base on which to meander.
Brewing Instructions: 3 g per cup. 90-95ºC water. steep 2 minutes. Re-steep.
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.