Bi Luo Chun 碧螺春

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Also known as Pi Lo Chun, this tea is renowned for its delicate appearance, vegetable taste, floral aroma, and showy white hairs.

The shape and taste of this brewed tea will change with each year's harvest. We recommend that if you have not tried this tea in several months since last ordering, it is best to re-order a smaller amount to confirm that the latest batch is to your taste.

Extra Info:

Bi Luo Chun is cultivated in Dong Ting, Jiangsu Province. Bi Luo Chun from Dong Shan (East Mountain) is considered the best. Bi Luo Chun tea is also grown in Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces. Their leaves are larger and less uniform (may contain yellow leaves). They taste more nutty than fruity and smooth.

This tea would pair well with sweet and fruity foods.

The translation of Bi Luo Chun is green snail (or pearl) spring. Commonly listed as one of the Ten Great Teas of China, Bi Luo Chun was given its name by emperor Kanxi of the Qing dynasty as he thought the regional name, Xia Sha Ren Xian (meaning astounding fragrance), was not elevated enough for the quality of the tea. The elegance and nobility of the tea character, as well as its resemblance to a snail, yielded the name known worldwide.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 175°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.

Ingredients:

Fine leaf green tea,

Origin:

Imported: East Mountain, Shouzhou, Jiangsu

Also known as Pi Lo Chun, this tea is renowned for its delicate appearance, vegetable taste, floral aroma, and showy white hairs.

The shape and taste of this brewed tea will change with each year's harvest. We recommend that if you have not tried this tea in several months since last ordering, it is best to re-order a smaller amount to confirm that the latest batch is to your taste.

Extra Info:

Bi Luo Chun is cultivated in Dong Ting, Jiangsu Province. Bi Luo Chun from Dong Shan (East Mountain) is considered the best. Bi Luo Chun tea is also grown in Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces. Their leaves are larger and less uniform (may contain yellow leaves). They taste more nutty than fruity and smooth.

This tea would pair well with sweet and fruity foods.

The translation of Bi Luo Chun is green snail (or pearl) spring. Commonly listed as one of the Ten Great Teas of China, Bi Luo Chun was given its name by emperor Kanxi of the Qing dynasty as he thought the regional name, Xia Sha Ren Xian (meaning astounding fragrance), was not elevated enough for the quality of the tea. The elegance and nobility of the tea character, as well as its resemblance to a snail, yielded the name known worldwide.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 175°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.

Ingredients:

Fine leaf green tea,

Origin:

Imported: East Mountain, Shouzhou, Jiangsu

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1/20/2012

I tried this tea today and this is the type of tea you close your blinds and take the phone off the hook. For me, this tea pleased my palette greatly and I cannot find words to describe it other than it's like being on a boat gently sailing across the sea through the small islands of Vietnam. I'd recommend this to ANYONE.

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5 Stars
6/7/2013

Reminiscent of an oolong - a very delicate oolong. Hints of roasted nuts, mildly grassy - a pleasant aroma. Every so slightly astringent. A complex tea in flavor and aroma. A great tea for breakfast for those who do not drink black teas. Recommended.

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4 Stars
10/19/2010

An enigmatic tea. It is just a little more delicate and floral than some other Bi Luo Chun I have tried. If you brew it the way you would any other fine green--that is two minutes at 180deg--you will get light green brew with a bit of perfume, a bit like a lightly fired Taiwanese oolong, and a bit of toasty grass for your palate. You sip, thinking there is something more here that you can't quite get at. Intriguing.

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5 Stars
12/7/2011

This is a lovely morning tea, for me. It's subtle with a melon overtone, but grassy enough to satisfy the basic green tea urge for me. Pleasantly complex without being overwhelming.

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4 Stars
2/25/2018

This is my favorite Bi Lo Chun, a real gem! I taste slight smoke and a delicate toasted flavor. I don't taste a lot of grassiness (although I love that in a green tea), maybe just a hint with the toasted nut flavor. I agree with other reviewers that this is more like a green oolong in character, but still a green tea.

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