Sunday, November 25, 2012

Biluochun Tea

Known as one of the top ten teas in China, Biluochun tea is mainly produced in Dongting Mountain of Taihu Lake in Wuxian County of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, hence its other name "Dongting Biluochun". According to historical records, Biluochun tea enjoyed a good reputation way back in the Sui and Tang Dynasties over a thousand years ago. Legend has it that Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty tasted the famous tea that is green in color and shaped like a spiraling snail. The emperor lavished his praises on the tea and named it "Biluochun" (literally meaning "Green Snail Spring").
Due to the unique geographic environment of Dongting Mountain, the area is blessed with blooming flowers all the year round and tea trees and fruit trees are planted in alternation. As such, Biluochun Tea has a distinctive flower fragrance. The finished product is characterized by its tightly rolled shape, slender leaves, soft green color, refreshing fragrance, thirst-quenching effect, clear and jade green liquor, evenly-distributed leaves and a sweet aftertaste.
By Explore Cultural China

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