Bi Luo Chun
A renowned traditional style of Chinese green tea, made for thousands of years, these delicate leaves are hand-rolled into tiny spirals. As they unfurl during brewing, a complex aroma of butter and macadamia nuts is revealed, providing an intriguing counterpart to the nutty, balanced flavor and thick texture.
Bi Luo Chun, which means green snail spring, is harvested early in the spring, when the small leaves are most tender. This lot is from Dongting, the original area of production in Jiangsu Province. Over 50,000 leaves must be hand-picked to yield 1 lb of finished product. The original name for this tea, Xia Sha Ren Xiang, roughly translates to deathly scary fragrance—referring to this tea’s intense, distinctive character.
Tasting Notes: buttery, macadamia nut, artichoke
Harvest Season: Spring 2019