Yunnan "golden snail" - black Bi Luo Chun?


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Yunnan "golden snail" - black Bi Luo Chun?

Postby mbanu » Nov 21st, '10, 01:03

I recently had a chance to try a black tea from Yunnan that was quite interesting. It had a sort of faintly smoky Keemun-like flavor that was a bit different than my experience with standard golden Yunnan congou. It was called "golden snail", due to the unusual roll of the leaves. I'm trying to find out what the proper name for it is, but haven't had much luck. The closest I've come in looks is this black Bi Luo Chun from Yunnan sourcing. Is "golden snail" an English term for black Bi Luo Chun? Can anyone suggest any other possibilities?
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Re: Yunnan "golden snail" - black Bi Luo Chun?

Postby greenleafblue » Nov 21st, '10, 14:33

the answer is yes.

it's yunnan red (dian hong 滇红) processed to look like the famous green tea biluochun.

not to be confused with yunnan biluochun as they also make a biluochun gree tea "copy".
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Re: Yunnan "golden snail" - black Bi Luo Chun?

Postby mbanu » Nov 21st, '10, 19:02

Wonderful! Thank you for the information!
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