Biluochun Tea Cultural Festival

The aroma of Biluochun Tea embodies the profound Chinese tea culture. Making a pot of Biluochun is like opening a roll of history.

Biluochun tea is one of Chinese top ten well-known teas, produced in Jinting and Dongshan of Dongting Mountain near the TaihuLakein Wuzhong District,Suzhou. It has been known to the world as early as the Sui and Tang Dynasties, with a history of more than 1,300 years. Biluochun tea has always been regarded among the best teas because of its four unique features - beautiful appearance, bright color, rich aroma, and mellow flavor. It enjoys a high reputation both in domestic and international tea markets, well sold in major cities in China Mainland and Hong Kong,Macao, and has also been exported to the United States,Germany,Belgium,Singapore,Japan and other countries.

Biluochun tea has always been favored by celebrities and men of letters. "Speaking of tea, Biluochun Tea fromDongtingMountain ranks first in the world", as praised by the famous scholar Gong Zizhen of the Qing Dynasty. According to historical records of the local government, tea planting inSuzhou began in the Two Jins and Northern and Southern Dynasties. The book Tea Classic written by Lu Yu from the Tang Dynasty has the account about tea comes from Dongting Mountain of Changzhou, today known asSuzhou City. In the Song Dynasty, the tea has been served as a tribute tea to the Emperor. While by the Qing Dynasty, the local people called it “Xia Sha Ren Xiang” - frighten people with its aroma. In 1699, when Emperor Kangxi paid a visit to South China, he happened to drink this tea in theTaihuLake and quite loved it, but he thought the name of tea indecent, thus called it "Biluochun". This is the origin of the brand "royal tea for Emperor Kangxi – Biluochun Tea".

In March each year, Wuzhong District, Suzhou - the original protection and production area of the Biluochun tea of Dongting Mountain will treat tea as the matchmaker, inviting all guests from all over the world to witness the charm of “Landscape Suzhou · Cultural Wuzhong ”.

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