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Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun

Fresh vegetally sweet, soft fruit flavor.

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A vegetal sweet flavor green tea that comes out early in the harvest. This lot is pre-Qing Ming - picked in the first days of April. The leaf is a crisp green color, lightly curled and sprinkled with white buds. This is our select or harvest grade Green Snail Spring or Bi Luo Chun. It offers a greener leaf appearance than the higher grade of BLC and a wonderful herbaceous taste. An excellent value tea that captures a taste of spring in a sweet, relaxing cup.

Lot Notes.
This lot was harvested in one of the first plucks of the season which typically means nuances in the tea’s taste. We noted the fresh appearance of the leaves and, with steeping, rich vegetal flavors come through. Its flavors are brisk and clean. Given the timing of the pluck and the fresh tastes of the tea, mineral content and antioxidants should be high.

Tea Facts.
Tea was grown in Fujian Province. Lot is harvested and in 1-2 days is in the market and available for tasting. This style of BLC is commonly consumed as an everyday green tea. It is basket fired accentuating the varietal’s rich tastes. This type of processing is known to heighten the flavors of the leaf. This lot was harvested in April 2021.

Tasting Notes.
Offers a delicate peach-like fragrance and a unique aroma. Leaves are green-side offering fresh, sweet & soft fruity flavors. We find hints of apricot with no astringency. The flavor is soft and warming.

Brewing Suggestions.
 3 grams of leaf ( a teaspoon) for 8 ounces of water at a temperature of 185-195 degrees F should result in a flavorful cup or pot. Steep time is best at 2-2.5 minutes and taste. It can be steeped for 3-plus minutes while maintaining a sweet-side flavor. The leaves will yield multiple steeps.

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Item Number:
G-BLC-9-1
Type:
Green
Province:
Fujian
Pinyin:
Lǜ luó chūn 绿螺春
Caffeine Level:
Medium
Organic:
No
Main Flavor Profile:
Vegetal
Packaging:
Loose leaf
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  • 4
    Delicious new shipment

    Posted by Tom Hinde on 2nd Sep 2017

    This is always one of my favorite green teas of the year. Great aromatics and smooth long flavor yet delicate.