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Green Snail Spring - BiLuoChun 碧螺春

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185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “First off, thanks chinesetea-shop.com for a generous sample. Dry leaves are fuzzy, look very gentle and smell a bit malty. Steeped you can get notes of nuttiness with a baked potato skin aroma....” Read full tasting note
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Spring Snail Shell Tea is grown on two famous hills near the TaiHu Lake. The name “Green Snail Spring” originated from an observation that the tea appears as a “green conch in Spring”. In 1699 the great emperor KangXi went to the TaiHu Lake, the local governor SongYing sent this tea to the emperor. Amazed by its fragrance and elegant appearance, the Emperor asked what the name of this tea was. KangXi renamed this tea as “Green Snail Spring” (Green Conch in Spring)". From then on Spring Snail Shell has been famous all over the country. This name comes from its bright green color, spiral shape and harvesting time in spring. It can only be picked up before the dawn time. In Ancient times only unwed virgin women were trained and qualified to pick up tea sprouts. When these women would pick the tea leaves, they would store them inside their chest pockets close to their breasts, so that the tea will be merged in the fragrant odor of the virgin women and get a special smell. That is why this type of tea is also called “Green Snail Spring with the fragrance of breast”. For a long time Green Snail Spring has been called “the first green tea” in China and is well known for its quality. This is a top tier tea, made from the bud and first leaf of each tea plant, resulting in an excellent quality tea

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First off, thanks chinesetea-shop.com for a generous sample.

Dry leaves are fuzzy, look very gentle and smell a bit malty. Steeped you can get notes of nuttiness with a baked potato skin aroma. Leaves are very tiny and uniform.

Liquor is of bright light yellow-green color, cloudy and carries on the aroma of the leaves with ever slight smokiness.

Taste is slightly creamy, slightly bitter and nutty, a bit of each flavor from high mountain oolong and dragon well. Perhaps more roasty and a little bit smoky. All in all a great green tea, goes well on usual grey Sat morning.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec