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 BiLuo Chun, or jade spiral, after its leaves, which are an intense green colour and are rolled into small spirals.
A spring green tea with a sophisticated vegetal bouquet, accented with fruity floral notes and an overriding elegance and complexity.
- Jiangsu, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: pretty spirals of leaves like tiny snails, delicate silvery buds
Colour: deep jade green
Notes: nuts, mineral, fresh vegetable, floral hints
Notes: nuts, vegetal, floral hints, soft and elegant
Colour: green-yellow (light jade, citrine shades)
Texture: velvety texture, gently astringent which remain on the palate
Flavour: elegantly sweet-sour, light umami
Notes: raw and cooked vegetal bouquet, floral, fruity hints
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.