Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun (Ming Qian) (2022)

Rare & Limited. We have a limited quantity of this 2022 harvest – only available while stocks last.

Ming Qian Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun is an early spring version of Bi Luo Chun tea from the famous Dongting tea growing area in Suzhou. Consisting of young, tender leaves it produces an aromatic liquor. The sweet yet savoury taste has vegetal, nutty and peppery notes with a lasting aftertaste.

Brewing guide: 2.5g in 250ml water at 80°C for 2-3 minutes



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Origin:Dongting, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Cultivar:Dongting Qunti Native Cultivar (洞庭群体种)
Harvest time:20 March 2022
Sourcing:Specialist Chinese Wholesaler


Ming Qian Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun (明前洞庭碧螺春) is an early spring version of our Bi Luo Chun green tea from the famous Dongting Mountain tea growing area, located next to Lake Taihu in Jiangsu Province of China. This area is the origin of this fine tea and this region still produces some of the best Bi Luo Chun green tea. This particular batch is a pre-Qing Ming 20 March 2022 harvest.

This tea is part of our Rare & Limited tea selection. Due to high demand, especially locally in China, there is an extremely limited quantity of this particular fine tea available every year. Once this batch is sold out, we will not be able to bring it back in stock until next spring.

Bi Luo Chun is one of China’s 10 famous teas and is regarded by some as one of the best green teas from China. This particular early spring version from Dongting is particularly refined as it consists of uniform young spring leaves. This translates to a classic aromatic liquor with a complex, yet balanced taste.

The green and silver tippy leaves of Ming Qian Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun green tea have a distinctive twisted shape, resembling a small snail. The dry leaves feature a characteristically strong aroma. It produces a green-yellow liquor with a green floral aroma. The smooth herbaceous profile has a smooth flavour with vegetal, nutty and peppery notes. The flavours start on the sweeter side, then slowly progressing to a more savoury and lightly spicy edge. The aftertaste is lasting, a little tart and a touch drying.

We suggest brewing at 80°C for 2-3 minutes according to your taste. It can be brewed around 2-3 times depending on your preference.