Bi Luo ChunWikipedia: Bi_Luo_Chun_tea
Updated: Aug. 27, 2013
About Bi Luo Chun
Bi luo chun leaf has a distinctive curled shape, resembling small snails.
It originated in Jiangsu province, on Dongting island in Tai lake, but teas bearing this name are also grown elsewhere. Some retailers claim that teas produced outside of Jiangsu province and labeled as bi luo chun are "fake" teas. However, tea in the style of bi luo chun is not necessarily intended as a counterfeit product. One region producing this tea is San Xia, Taipei County, Taiwan, where, according to Hou De Asian Art & Fine Tea, tea makers migrated to find a safe haven during the end of WWII. These teas are mostly sold domestically within Taiwan rather than exported, because of greater demand.
1. Michael Harney, The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea, Penguin, 2008.
2. 2011 Spring San Xia "Bi Luo Chun" Green Tea, Hand-Harvested, Hou de Asian Art and Fine Tea, Retrieved Mar. 1, 2012.
Best Bi Luo Chun
The notion of the "best" Bi Luo Chun is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.