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Biluochun

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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.

 

The following varieties of Bi Luo Chun are also available:
•  Biluochun, from the tenderest leave of the first harvest days 
•  Zhejiang Biluochun, sweeter biluochun from not original location

 

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

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Preparation
IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.

Additional Information

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.

The environment plays a crucial role in the taste of Bi Luo Chun. The soil of the Dongting mountain and, even more important, the fruit trees planted next to the tea bushes, give Bi Luo Chun its unique fragrance and fruity aroma. However, not all tea trees on the Dongting mountain share the field with fruit trees; to maximize yield, some tea companies overfill their gardens with tea bushes only. For this reason we procure our Bi Luo Chun exclusively by local farmers, thus guarantying traditional cultivation and sustaining the local economy.

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