No. 117, Bi Luo Chun (Xi Shan)


Delicate ~ Vegetal ~ Sweet ~ Floral ~ Fruit

Xi Shan Bi Luo Chun (translation: West / Mountain / Green / Snail / Spring) is an early-harvest, gently curled, aromatic green tea from an island within Tai Lake in the Dongting Mountains of Jiansu Province.

Highly regarded, the delicate, downy leaves produce a gentle, sweet cup with notes of dark, nourishing greens and a pleasant, lingering hint of fruit blossoms and a subtle memory of smoke from the iron wok in which the tea was fried. Exceptional.

Origin: Jiansu Province, China 

Picking Standard: one bud and 1 leaf

  • Brewing Instructions

    • 2 teaspoons (5-6 leaves) per 8oz/250ml of water  
    • 175ºF/80ºC (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.)  
    • Brew 4-6 minutes  
    • Good for 2 infusions