The World Tree Biluochun is a great ambassador to your typical green teas. Biluochun is an ancient style of green tea out of China, originally from the Lake Tai area in Jiangsu. It's known for it's floral fragrance and delicate fruity tones, and the tight curls the leaves develop as they dry. This is why the Kangxi Emperor, upon discovering this tea, dubbed it Biluochun, literally translating as "Green Snail Spring."
The World Tree is no exception to any of these descriptions. Named for Ygdrassil, the life-giving tree that binds all worlds in Norse Mythology, it's smooth, medium-bodied, goes down easy, and perfectly exemplifies what we love about green tea. Make sure you use the right water temperature on this one, though! Boiling water will turn this tea bitter in an instant.
- Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use 80°C/175°F water
- Steep for 3 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
USDA Organic Chinese Jiangsu fried green tea.