Topic: Appearance of Bi Luo Chun(碧螺春) Leaf
I've tasted a moderate number of samples of Bi Luo Chun(碧螺春), and some have been better than others, but I'm not convinced I've tried much of the best-quality stuff available.
One thing that I have noticed is that there is a considerable amount of variability in the level of rolling of the leaf. Some is tightly rolled, not quite into pellets, but approaching so, whereas other looks mostly extended, and only slightly curled or wavy.
I've heard suggested about oolongs that higher-quality teas tend to be more tightly rolled, but I'm not 100% convinced that this is always the case, and I'm also completely unclear as to whether or not this same rule would extend to a curled green tea like Bi Luo Chun.