Pi Lo Chun, Bi Luo Chun or Biluochun (direct translation ‘Green Snail Spring’) tea is one of the green teas you could call famous. Gathered early spring, its processing makes the unbrewed leaves look small, dark and tightly rolled. The rolled up look looked like snail meat to Chinese and this is where it gets its name.
But when brewed the leaves open and look very nice and quite light green. They smell fresh and delicious, while the drink itself has fruity, delicate and mellow taste and light colour.
The tea is grown in Dongting area, in Jiangsu, China. The planations have the tea and fragrant fruit trees growing in mix to give the tea additional natural aroma.
The Pi Lo Chun or Biluochun, which I got from the New York’s famous McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co, really deserved to be famous and is now one of my absolute favourite green teas.
I would give it 9/10.