Tai Lake Pi Luo Chun, or Bi Luo Chun, consists of young, short, curly leaves with many gorgeous fuzzy buds. A spring 2022 harvest delivers its usual sweet aroma of lily and pear and soft roasted nut notes. When brewed, the resulting liquor is a pale yellow with light sweet pea floral and a warming nuttiness that adds a soft savory effect. Silky finish with lingering florals.
About the leaves:
Grown at around 300-900 meters above sea level, our Pi Luo Chun hails from the Tai Lake region of Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. The 2 cm long leaves are hand-plucked from 10-30 year old trees in mid-April and consist of 1 bud and 1 or 2 leaves. It then goes through the extra step of quality control where subpar leaves, fannings, and other impurities are carefully and painstakingly picked out.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 170° for 3 minutes.
One of the ten famous Chinese teas, Pi Luo Chun originates in the Dongting Mountains near Tai Lake. Know for its exquisite taste, floral aroma and fuzzy white hairs, Pi Luo Chun translates to "green snail spring", and is so named due to its tightly rolled leaves which resemble a snail's shell and are harvested in early spring.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.