A very delicate early cropped green tea that is renowned in China. Also known as "Snail Tea" Dong Ting Bi Lo Chun is renowned for its delicate appearance, fruity taste, floral aroma and early cropping. It is produced in the short space of time in between the Spring Equinox, at end of March, and Clear Brightness, which is in early April. Bi Luo Chun literally means "Green Snail Spring" because it is a green tea that is rolled into a tight spiral, resembling a snail's shell. It was originally named 'Scarily Fragrant' because of its rich aroma, but don't be afraid- the aroma is strong, but certainly pleasant! Chinese tea experts regard it very highly. Zhen Jun (1857 to 1918 A.D.) ranked it first among Chinese green tea in his famous tea encyclopaedia Cha Shuo.
Origin: Dong Ding, China
Type: Green Tea
Brew: 2 tsp per cup; 75°C; 3-4 minutes for first brew and then add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion.
Great for any time of day.