Our Tai Lake Pi Luo Chun, or Bi Luo Chun, consists of young, short, curly leaves with many gorgeous fuzzy buds. It has a dry, sweet aroma of lily and pear. When brewed, the resulting liquor is a pale yellow with light and crisp floral notes, and hints of sweet pea flowers. There is a faint sweet nut note in the finish as well as a lingering apricot.
About the leaves:
Grown at around 300-900 meters above sea level, our Pi Luo Chun hails from the Tai Lake region of Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. The 2 cm long leaves are hand-plucked from 10-30 year old trees in early May and consist of 1 bud and 1 or 2 leaves. It then goes through the extra step of quality control where subpar leaves, fannings, and other impurities are carefully and painstakingly picked out.
This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 170° for 3 minutes.