Bi Luo Chun "Green Snail Spring," Competition Grade

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This is our finest Competition Grade Bi Luo Chun, vintage spring 2022. The tiny wiry leaves are interspersed with white downy tips and produce a slightly sweet, velvety yellowish liquor with a lovely buttery aftertaste. Plucked very early in the season, this tea is much in demand among Shanghainese, who are aficionados of many good things. The delicate leaf appearance belies the depth of flavor to be savored in this tea, and the wet leaves show the numerous unopened buds. Use 1 rounded teaspoon (3g) dried tea leaves per 6 ounces of spring water heated to 175° to 185° F. and steep for 3-4 minutes. This tea can handle multiple infusions; add fresh hot water to the pot and increase the steeping time for subsequent infusions, repeating until the flavor begins to fade.
  • Model: G-BLC-2

Christopher Kight
Twelve years after my first review of this tea in 2006 and it's still my favorite. I make tea at work every afternoon and I save this one for when I really want something special. Drinking this tea is a spiritual experience. Relax and enjoy it!
Lewis Grubb
This tea is delectably complex yet easy-to-like and well worth the price. The leaves are downy and fluffy with an incredible fragrance, something like a divine summer field. Brewed it has a sweet, smooth start, followed by a slightly nutty character, with a warm, open, buttery finish where the light astringency hits and continues to play against the butteriness. Refreshing and satisfying at once. The first infusion captures the taste of that summery fragrance best while the second takes on some very slight vegetal tones. Both are excellent, with the third showing a hint of decline yet still coming in well above acceptable.
Christopher Kight
This incredible tea is easily worth splurging on. It's more expensive than the regular green snail spring tea but the flavor is incredibly rich and the sweet aftertaste lingers for a few minutes. A really really lovely tea that is absolutely worth the fee.

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 April, 2006.