Bi Luo Chun, Green Snail Spring, Loose-leaf Green Tea from China in album tea

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Loose-leaf green tea with silvery buds, curled into squiggly, almost snail-like shapes

May 28th, 2013, by Alex Zorach

This photo shows loose-leaf bi luo chun, a green tea from China.

Bi luo chun is a type of green tea, usually translated "Green snail spring", named for the fact that it is harvested in spring, and for the snail-like shape of its tightly-rolled leaves.

This particular batch, from TeaVivre, was exquisite. Although I'm not particularly experienced with this type of tea, it was without a doubt the best sample I've ever tried, and it was not the most expensive! My review is on RateTea.