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  • Pre-rain Green Snail Spring Imperial grade dry leaf
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Cultivar: Yunkang #100

Altitude: 1400m

Harvest: Spring

Grade: Special, Ace quality, Fantastic, rare

Regular price
£5.50
Regular price
£9.20
Sale price
£5.50
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  • Inside Story

    The name Bi Luo Chun in Chinese means "Green Snail Spring”. Chosen as a Tribute Tea by the Emperor Kang Xi in the 17th century, who thought the tea resembled tiny green snails. Bi Luo Chun is one of China's famous rare teas. Only a bud and leaf (in our scenario only a bud!) is being hand-picked once a year from mid-March to mid-April. It takes 60,000 to 80,000 leaf/bud sets to produce one pound of finished Bi Luo Chun tea.

  • China, Yunnan province, Siamo district, Mojiang town

  • Ambience

    Leaf: Beautifully rolled silver buds into tiny pearls. Strong aroma of lily nectar, honey and biscuits, absolutely overpowering.
    Infused leaf: The buds are light green, smooth and perfectly unified. Floral bouquet is almost opiated, tulips, peonies, lilies with hints of sweet green peas and a tiny hint of peach notes.
    Liquor: Crystal clear and soft golden cup. Aroma of tulips, sweet peas and cream. Mouth-feel is silky, juicy and delicate with notes of orchid nectar, peaches, peonies, sweet honey and creamy butter texture. After-taste sweet, floral and vegetal. No acidity, a little astringency and super-super sweet.

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