Westholme Tea Company - Bi Luo Chun
Origin: Jiangsu Province, China
Description: Jiangsu, while mostly flat and subtropical, boasts lush tea growing regions around the abundant lakes and rivers throughout the province. This is especially true of the Dongting region near Taihu Lake, where the province’s famous Bi Luo Chun tea is still harvested today. Bi Luo Chun directly translates to ‘Green Snail Spring’. Named by the Kangxi Emperor for the look of the tea, it is processed in the springtime (Chun) and rolled into small, tight spirals. Bi Luo Chun grew in popularity during the Ming Dynasty, and is now among China’s top-ten famous teas.
Tasting Notes: A delicate green liquor and a gentle hint of fruit make this an exquisite cup. The aroma is truly elegant - soft, floral dew on a fresh bouquet - and is reminiscent of some Oolong teas in the smooth, soft character of the scent and the palate.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90ºC water. steep 1 - 3 minutes. Re-steep.
Organic, 80g tin.