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.
Ten Great Teas of China
It is said that while visiting West Lake Emperor Qianlong took some time to watch the tea harvest, and decided that he would try it himself. While picking tea he received a message that his mother, the Empress Dowager, was ill and wished his immediate return to Beijing. He shoved the leaves he had picked into his sleeve and immediately left for Beijing.
Kaihua Longding has beautiful green and thick bodied tea leaves. Always picked before Qingming (Pure Brightness) the finest grades are produced in late March and the other reasonable ones in Mid April.
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