pi lo chun tea

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Pi Lo Chun tea in bulk available for wholesale. Green tea from the Fujian province of China. Pi Lo Chun (sometimes written biluochun) translates as 'green snail spring' a reference to this tea's distinctive spiral-shaped leaves. It is produced in the short span of time between the Spring Equinox (end of March) and Clear Brightness (early April). Our 'Choral Pi Lo Chun' tea is made from the finest tender buds, gathered and processed exclusively by hand.

This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2 minutes.

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Fresh From Origin

Pi Lo Chun translates as 'green snail spring.' The Green Snail refers to the name of the mountains where this fine tea grows. The Spring part was added later by a Manchurian Emperor who thought the original name of 'smell so great it will scare you to death' a bit misplaced. Pi Lo Chun is among the more famous of Chinese tea varieties, with a long history of being offered to the Emperor in tribute, along with the yearly payment of taxes. Its output is restricted by a very short harvest season: from the Spring Equinox (end of March) to Clear Brightness (early April).

Meet our pi lo chun farmer, Huang Jian Lin

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers behind some of our most popular teas.

How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
At the age of 20 I began to work in tea area. My hometown is a tea area, everybody loves tea. So I also start to do tea which is my first and only job till now.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I go out at about 8am in the morning. It is the best time to pick up tea leaves. But the picking season for the tender pi luo chun is very short. Only in early spring. So the rest of the time I will help for production and do some weeding in the afternoon.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like to see the pi luo chun after production at last. I love the fresh green looking and pleasant aroma of this tea. I do enjoy it after hard work..

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