Bi Luo Chun

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Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 

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About Bi Luo Chun

Loose-leaf green tea with silvery green leaves and very curly shapeBi luo chun leaf has a distinctive curled shape, resembling small snails.
Bi luo chun(碧螺春), sometimes written pi lo chun, and meaning green snail spring, is a popular and ancient[1] green tea from China. The name originates from the fact that it is a green tea made from leaves picked in spring, and the leaves are rolled into a spiral shape resembling a snail.

It originated in Jiangsu province, in the Dongting region near Tai lake[1], 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.[2]

References:

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.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
4 Ratings
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Bilouchun Green Tea

Brand:Starway
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
90
3 Ratings
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Pi Lo Chun Organic Green Tea

Brand:Teavana
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Bi Lo Chun Reserve

Brand:Teas Etc
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Pi Lo Chun

Brand:TeaSource
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Brand:TeaVivre
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
99
4 Ratings
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Bilouchun Green Tea

Brand:Starway
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
90
3 Ratings

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