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Jasmine Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Refreshing, perfect light jasmine fragrance

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Jasmine Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Refreshing, perfect light jasmine fragrance

Rating:
86% of 100
Categories:
TeaGreenFlavored
Summary
Origin:

Mt. Taimu, Fuding City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 26, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Spiral-shaped like snail’s shell, covered in white fuzz

Aroma: 

Refreshing with subtle jasmine fragrance

Liquor: 

Pale yellow

Taste: 

Smooth and sweet taste blend charming with slight jasmine smell and taste

Tea Bush:

Fuding Dabaihao

Tea Garden:

Wenyang Tea Garden

Caffeine:

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

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

18 Months

Angel's Comment:

A soft green tea well balanced with subtle jasmine taste.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

Although this tea has the Bi Luo Chun name, it is made using different materials; the name comes from its similar appearance, small spiral shapes like snail shells. This tea has a lovely jasmine fragrance to it, a result of meticulous scenting with jasmine blossoms.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
185℉ / 85℃ 185℉ / 85℃
1.5 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 2 - 5 mins 4 steeps: rinse, 30s, 50s, 70s, 90s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

The Wenyang Tea Garden is located in Guanlin Town, Fuding City, at an elevation of between 500 and 800 meters. The weather here is warm and humid with abundant rainfall; the tea plantation is commonly surrounded by fog, altogether creating the perfect conditions for tea bushes to accumulate a rich array of microminerals and organic nutrients. The tea plants growing here are mainly of the Fuding Dabaihao variety.

Wenyang Tea Garden

Wenyang Tea Garden in Fuding

Tea Farmer
Tea farmer Mr. Lin

Mr. Lin was born in Fuding, Fujian, and has been living in a tea-filled environment all his life. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are all tea farmers; when in elementary school, Mr. Lin helped pick the tea when there were not enough workers. This led to his dream of becoming further engaged in the tea business.

He said: “My original idea was to establish a good life for my family by running a tea business. But when I got to that point in 1993, I changed my mind: Fuding is one of the best places for growing tea. So I wanted to create a long-term organic tea business.”

Mr. Lin is now one of the first founders of Chinese white tea, owning almost 2800 acres of high-quality Fuding tea gardens, including the only organic tea garden in Fujian that has passed all the European, American, and Japanese certifications. This organic garden has also become the national agricultural standard.

In 2010, his Silver Needle white tea won the gold medal for black teas at the annual CHinese White Tea festival in Beijing.

 
Origin

This jasmine tea is produced in Fuding, a famous tea production area located in the northeast of Fujian Province. Fuding is of the subtropical monsoon climate, characteristic to coastal areas; it experiences an average annual rainfall of about 1661mm, and the average annual temperature is right around 18.5°C.

Map of Fuding, Fujian

Produced in Guangxi Province, China, the jasmine used to scent this tea has earned nationwide recognition. The most productive region is Hengxian, Guangxi Province, known as “the city of Chinese jasmine” due to its large planting area and high-quality abundant yield. Located in the southeast of Guangxi Province, Hengxian has a total area of 3464 km2.

Map of Hengxian, Guangxi

Tea Bush

This jasmine bi luo chun green tea is made from the leaves of the Fuding Da Bai Hao tea plant, which propagates asexually and takes the form of a small tree. In 1985 it was certified as a national tea plant variety, and can grow up to 2.8m high with a thick trunk. The spring tea of this plant contains 1.8% amino acids and 28.2% tea polyphenol, and is a high-quality base for making white and green teas.

Fuding Da Hao Tea Tree

History

Scented green teas have a history stretching back over a thousand years, to the first innovation of adding spices and flowers to tea during the Song Dynasty around 960 AD.

During the Ming Dynasty in the 1500s, the modern method of producing jasmine-scented tea, where the flowers are added to the tea during process prior to drying, was introduced - but at this time jasmine tea was rare, due to the complexities of the processing.

In the mid-1800s during the Qing Dynasty, production methods were perfected and the number of tea farms rapidly increased, which led to greater volumes and lowered prices. This in turn led to a surge in popularity, which the tea has maintained to this day.

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