Biluochun is one of the most famous green tea in China, and a most imitated one. Top quality Biluochun is produced on the Dongting mountains, near the city of Souzhou. The dusty green and white dry leaves are tiny and coiled. The white down covering them can be found only on tender and young leaves. The flavor is complex; fruity, sweet and astringent at the same time, with a smoky touch due to the handmade wok roasting.
To guaranty originality and best quality, our Bi Luo Chun was purchased directly by a farmer on the Dongting mountain during the harvest time. The leaves come from the farmer’s tea garden and are baked by hand right after plucking. The tea bushes grow surrounded by fruit trees, which protect the bushes from direct sun and give the leaves their characteristic sweet-fruity aroma. This year we spent several days on the Dongting mountain before selecting our Bi Luo Chun. We hiked among tea gardens to find the best environmental conditions, tasted tens of different Bi Luo Chun and carried out blind comparisons to judge unbiased by price and origin.
We hope that you will enjoy this unique green tea as much as we do.
- ORIGIN: Biluochun, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
- MEANING: Green spring snail (bi luo chun)
- CULTIVAR: Lao Pin Zhong
- HARVEST TIME: March 20, 2016
- TASTE: Brisk, fruity, astringent
As one of the most beloved tea in China and given the limited extension of the Dongting mountain, imitation is widespread. Fake Bi Luo Chun is produced as far as Sichuan, a Chinese province thousands of kilometers away from the original growing area. In Sichuan springs comes earlier; so the fake Bi Luo Chun can be produced earlier and sent to eastern China for selling. To guaranty the original product to our customers, we personally monitored the production on the Dongting mountain, following the farmers during the harvest in the tea gardens and observing the delicate baking process.