Biluochun is a famous green tea originally grown in the Dongting mountain region near Lake Tai, Jiangsu, China. Also known as Pi Lo Chun, it is renowned for its delicate appearance, fruity taste, floral aroma, showy white hairs and early cropping. Different from common small leaves version harvested from Jiangsu provice, this beautiful Bi Luo Chun is from high elevation plateau in Yunnan province, China.
Yunnan Province is in the far South West region of China With its sub tropical climate this is where tea came from! Famously known for its black teas and Pu-erh aged teas. This particular region, along the border, with Myanmar has a rare lush microclimate. The local Wa ethnic people who farm these gardens promote biodiversity and ecological balance by preserving thousands of shade trees and allowing grasses to grow among the tea plants.
This Yunnan Bi Luo Chun is produced from large buds and leaves shaped into coils, or snails. This lot was harvested in one of the first plucks of the season. Small size tips are rolled up into the snail shell shape which makes it convenient for transfer and preserves the flavor for a long time. There is plenty of silver color, indicating the tender young buds that are hiding in the coils. Given the timing of the pluck, its mineral content and antioxidants are higher.
With steeping, rich vegetal flavors come through. Its flavors are brisk and clean. It is a tea with an elegant shape and sweet, full-bodied, and bold taste. The smooth taste has savory woody notes with a lightly drying, tangy aftertaste.
Brewing guide: 1 tsp for 200ml, 1-3 min, 75 °C. Brew with boiled water at a temperature of 75 to 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. As with many green teas avoid over brewing which brings a harsher taste.