Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Downy, floral and fruity

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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

Downy, floral and fruity

91% of 100

DongTing Mountain(洞庭山), Jiangsu Province, China


Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

March 12, 2021

Dry Leaf:  

Curly buds and tiny leaves covered in abundant white fuzz,

spiral-shaped like a snail’s shell, tender and thin


Sweet, fruity, floral aroma


Light yellowish-green with floating fuzz


Mellow and smooth, sweet fruity and floral taste,

refreshing and brisk, lingering sweet aftertaste

Tea Bush:

Small-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Leng Shui Wu Tea Garden


Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel’s Comment:

Use glass tea cup to brew this tea by adding Biluochun into the water: watch the tender buds and leaves sinking and unfurling, smell the intoxicating fruity fragrance, and enjoying the sweet refreshing taste.

Made only from tea buds and tiny leaves in an involved process that results in a tight, rolled-up shape, Bi Luo Chun is renowned for its strong fruity aroma and mellow flavor. 500 g of Bi Luo Chun tea is made from around 60-70 thousands tender buds. A plantation growing Bi Luo Chun is amazing to visit, with the tea plants mixed in among a variety of fragrant fruit trees to give the tea its natural fruity aroma and taste.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
176℉ / 80℃ 176℉ / 80℃
2.5 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 4g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 5 steeps: rinse, 15s, 25s, 35s, 50s, 70s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

This Bi Luo Chun Tea is from Dong Shan Leng Shui Wu tea garden in Dongting, the origin of Bi Luo Chun. Here, the tea trees are planted among many kinds of fruit trees which give the tea its obvious fruity fragrance, as the pollen from the fruit trees drops on the tender tea buds and leaves in spring.

Leng Shui Wu tea garden
Tea Farmer

Mr. Kong has been involved in the tea industry for more than ten years, and focuses on providing high quality teas to tea lovers, and on producing increasingly natural, safe, and healthy teas. Asked how he feels about tea culture, Mr. Kong says: “Tea culture is a concept which is different for people in different areas. Although it is complex, one thing’s for sure, and that is just like managing an enterprise, tea culture also needs to be managed to keep up with its fast pace of development in the modern world.”

Origin Place

Our Bi Luo Chun is from the Dongting area, which is the birthplace of Bi Luo Chun tea. It’s an area surrounded by high, forested mountains with a mild, wet climate – a perfect tea-growing environment!

Map of Dongting

Tea Tree species

The Small-leaf tea plants in Dongting can be recognized by their characteristic slender, uniform buds and leaves. Bi Luo Chun tea made from this species of tea plant is famous for its appearance with plenty of tiny leaf tips, as well as for its bold aroma and mellow taste. The Dongting Small-leaf tea bush species, handed down from generation to generation, is the best species for producing Bi Luo Chun Tea.

Small-leaf tea tree


Bi Luo Chun tea originated in the area around the eastern peak of Dongting Mountain in Jiangsu Province. In Chinese, the name “Bi Luo Chun” means “Green Snail Spring”, in reference to its tightly-coiled appearance resembling a snail’s shell, and the fact that it is picked in spring. It was given this name during the Qing Dynasty by Emperor Kang Xi. The Emperor very much favored this tea, but - perhaps with some reason - was not really enamored with the tea’s original name of “Xia Sha Ren Xiang”, which roughly means “a fragrance to scare you to death” or “astounding fragrance”!

During the 1890s it was ranked first amongst Chinese green teas, and since that time it has always been ranked in the top three. For many years it was only grown in the area around Dongting Mountain, but has recently also been produced in Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces.

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