Biluochun 2022

The tightly-rolled, downy ‘green spring snail’ is one of China’s most famous green teas, and this exemplar ticks every box: a deep, verdant flavor, a stimulating bitterness that doesn’t overwhelm, and a subtle fruitiness. The crisp vegetality of cucumber is enhanced by a touch of nutty toasted nori and mango acidity for a liquor that may evoke the most refreshing of summertime apéritifs. Washing through the mouth with an almost milky mouthfeel, its signature astringency lands on the tongue for a stimulating finish—and to encourage that next sip!

  • ORIGIN:  Shuangwan, Dongshan, Wuzhong, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • MEANING:  Green spring snail (bi luo chun)
  • HARVEST TIME:  12 April 2022
  • TASTE:  Cucumber, mango, toasted nori


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, and the tea would taste bitter and sour.