Bi Luo Chun
Grown among peach, plum and apricot trees in the Dong Ting Mountains west of Shanghai, Bi Luo Chun green tea is treasured for its fruity fragrance, fresh taste and distinctive appearance. Entirely handmade, the young buds and one leaf are carefully picked, given a light pan firing, then rolled by hand to form spirals covered with silver downy hairs. The light golden tea has a unique, clean taste and a slightly sweet and buttery finish.
Origin: China, Jiangsu Province.
Harvest: Spring 2011
Brewing Recommendations: Use 2 teaspoons per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steam gently rises (160º F). Let steep 2 – 3 minutes. Good for multiple infusions. Note: It is important to use cooler water in order to bring out the best flavor and avoid any bitterness.