Bi Luo Chun | Green Tea
Description: This historic tea embodies spring. It has a sharp, asparagus-like aroma. The cup is highly textured with a potent grassy flavor and dark mineral intensity from start to finish.
Bi Luo Chun (green-jade/spiral shell/spring) is one of the ten famous Chinese teas and hails from Dongting Mountain in Jiangsu Province. It was listed as a tribute tea during the Tang Dynasty which means some recognized version of this style has been produced for over 1,000 years. As its name implies, it’s a spring tea made from young tea buds only, rolled tightly to resemble the spiral patterns of a sea shell. The white “hairs” of the leaf become exposed in this process and give the green /silver appearance and a heavily textured cup. This particular lot comes from the Taihu Lake region of Dongting Mountain and was made by Mr. Wu Yong Ming on March 10, 2020. He’s been making tea for over 40 years and his family has been tea farmers for generations.
Suggested Steeping Instructions:
3 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 3 min.
Traditional Steeping Instructions:
6 grams | 6 oz water | 185°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 30 sec.
Number of Cups:
2 oz makes 19 cups