The Qingming festival (5 April) marks the start of the spring harvest. This tea was plucked before the festival, and is particularly rare. Emperor Kangxi named this tea Bi Luo Chun, or jade spiral, after its leaves, which are an intense green colour and are rolled into small spirals.
This superb first flush tea from China is smooth and sweet, and boasts powerful floral notes which combine with fresh gourmet fragrances. A highly complex tea.
To deploy all the aromatic complexity, the leaves should be infused multiple times with the traditionnal chinese method, the Gong Fu Cha.
- Jiangsu, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: leaves and buds delicately rolled
Colour: green with silver buds
Fragrances: floral, fruity, vegetal
Fragrances: vegetal, brioche, floral
Colour: pale gold
Fragrances: floral, almond, milky, vegetal, mineral, delicately toasted finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.