Premium Loose Leaf Pearl Drop Morning Dew Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)
Pearl Drop Morning Dew Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun) is one of the world's finest teas. Produced only from premium leaves plucked in the spring, it has a delicate, flowery and almost honey-like flavor. About 15,000 leaves are required to make 1 kilogram of tea.
Because the tea was green, hand rolled (making it look like little snails) and produced only in spring, Emperor Kangxi decided to name the tea Pi Lo Chun, Green Snail Spring.
Over the years, the method for producing Pi Lo Chun spread from Jiangsu Province to other tea regions of China. Growers began giving their own versions different names to set them apart. Our producer in Sichuan comes from a line of tea growers who named their's Pearl Drop Morning Dew. They believed the rolled leaf resembled the pearl shaped dewdrops left on the tea leaves in the early spring mornings of plucking season.
Our premium teas can be steeped several times.
Suggested Additives: None.
Caffeine Content: Low.
Antioxidant Level: High.
This tea is packaged in thick, bpa-free plastic bags with a reusable zipper top to keep your tea fresh. One side is black, the other side clear. All bags are heat sealed.