Green Spring Snail
Premium Artisan Green Tea – Organic
Origin: Wuliang Mountain, Yunnan, China
One of China’s Ten Famous Teas, our artisan Bi Luo Chun originates from a small family farm high up on Wuliang Mountain in Yunnan, China. Organically grown and harvested from tea trees planted 200 years ago, Artisan Bi Luo Chun offers a wonderfully fresh and woodsy scent reminiscent of the mountains in spring. Masterfully hand-crafted leaves (bud and leaf) are handpicked and rolled, offering a more full-bodied taste than Bi Luo Chun from other areas. Enjoy the flavor of legumes and toasted pine nuts, ending with a sweet finish. Just a hint of astringency adds to the lively mouthfeel.
Also spelled Pi Lo Chun, legend states that a tea plucker from long ago ran out of room to place her freshly plucked tea leaves, so she started to stuff her cleavage with the leaves. The warmth of her body gave out a startling aroma, thus the original name for the tea was “Scary Fragrance”. When the emperor came by and tasted the tea, he decided that Scary Fragrance was an unfitting name for such a beautiful tea. The tiny, dark green leaves reminded him of snails thus the name was changed to Bi Luo Chun or Green Spring Snail.
Bring fresh water to 180°F. Use 1 tsp per 4 oz water. Steep up to 1 minute. Multiple infusions.
Gaiwan method, fill ¼ bowl with tea. Bring water to 180°F, and steep for 6 seconds. Reduce steeping time to 4 seconds for additional infusions.
In both cases, enjoy the evolving flavors with multiple infusions.
Ingredients: Green tea leaves
Net wt: 50g / 1.76oz