fresh from origin
Pi Lo Chun translates as 'green snail spring.' The Green Snail refers to the name of the mountains where this fine tea grows. The Spring part was added later by a Machurian Emperor who thought the original name of 'smell so great it will scare you to death' a bit misplaced. Pi Lo Chun is among the more famous of Chinese tea varieties, with a long history of being offered to the Emperor in tribute, along with the yearly payment of taxes. Its output is restricted by a very short harvest season: from the Spring Equinox (end of March) to Clear Brightness (early April).