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Bi Luo Chun

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Last Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 

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.

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This is the most complex green tea I've ever tasted. It has a very fresh nutty and floral aroma and bright, slightly tangy (but not sour like some cheap gunpowder and chun mee) taste with notes of nuts, fresh herbs, citrus fruit, and hints of vegetables.

It resteeps well, brewing at least three good cups as long as ...

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60 / 100
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Bi Luo Chun from AhaTee

Style: Bi Luo Chun – Region: China
Jun. 9th, 2017

This tea was quite expensive and it doesn't smell all that good. Especially the used leaves smell pretty bad. I still haven't figured out how to make this, but I use relatively little leaf and don't steep it for long. The result tastes all right, though. The colour of the infusion isn't very bright, a slightly dirty ye...

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75 / 100
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This is presumably the same tea that the previous reviewers tasted, but it's packaged in individual 6g pouches (24 packets totalling 150g). At $10, I paid a little more than the previous reviewers did, as well.

That said, this is now one of my favorite green teas. I find it best with a long steep in cooler water (4-...

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90 / 100
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This was my first experience of this variety of tea, and I was very pleased! The aroma is wonderful—very fruity and sweet. The taste was also very sweet and delicate. There is strong floral and fruity notes while still having a hint of vegetation. Nothing too strong, just very mellow and smooth. It is almost like a c...

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83 / 100
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The aroma of the dry leaves is sweet and fresh, blending artichoke and lychee with a delicate hint of floral at the end. This tea smells like nature in springtime, bringing in the notes of fruits, flowers, and vegetation. It makes my nose happy.

The taste is quite delicate (that seems to be the key word with this te...

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Bilouchun Green Tea

Brand:Starway (Tea King of China)
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
74
3 Ratings
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Pi Lo Chun Organic Green Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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Bi Lo Chun Reserve

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

Brand:TeaSource
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
98
5 Ratings
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Bilouchun Green Tea

Brand:Starway (Tea King of China)
Style:Bi Luo Chun
Region:Jiangsu, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
74
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