Bi Luo Chun is a Chinese green tea. Its name literally means Green Snail Spring, which is derived from the tightly rolled leaves which resembles snail meat, and from the fact that it is harvested in Spring. Bi Luo Chun is characterized by its beautiful shape, color, delicate aroma and mellow taste.
Cultivated in the: Fujian
My Personal Review:
Bi Luo Chun is one of my favorite teas among all the Chinese Teas, it has a very smooth and soft taste, almost cream-like. Bi Luo Chun is a beautiful green tea with a strong fruity aroma and a nutty after-taste. You should definitely give it a try.
Bi Luo Chun is also very good when served cold brewed. You will enjoy its brisk, refreshing, fruity taste which is filled with the distinctive flavor of grape skins. I would recommend this to people who are looking for a cold brewing tea on a hot summer afternoon.
- Tea leaf: 3 -5 g / 0.10-0.17 oz
- Water temperature: 80-90 °C / 176-194 °F
- Prepare a glass cup or Gaiwan and 5 g of tea leaves
- Put tea leaves into glass cup and pour 80-90 °C water into the cup until it is 70% full
- Steep for 2 – 3 minutes
1. Maintain High Energy Levels
Tea caffeine can excite the central nervous system of human body, hence help people lift their spirits, improve thinking, eliminate fatigue, and improve working or study efficiency.
2. Lose weight
Compounds in Bi Luo Chun tea like caffeine, inositol, folic acid, pantothenic acid and some aromatic substances help regulate fat metabolism; TP and vitamin C can lower cholesterol and blood lipids
3. Reduces Risk of Cancer
Flavonoids in tea (mulberry pigment and catechins) have different degrees of anti-cancer effects
4. Prevent Tooth Decay
Tea leaves contain fluorine and fluorine ions and teeth calcium can trigger a chemical reaction and produce a kind of substance called “fluorine apatite” difficult in dissolving in acid. Thus it is just like adding a protective layer to the teeth, improving the teeth’s anti-acid and anti-caries ability
5. Antibacterial, antimicrobial properties
Tea polyphenols (TP) and tannic acid can solidify bacteria protein to kill bacteria.
6. Diuretic effect
The caffeine and theophylline in tea leaves have a diuretic effect, which can be used to treat edema and water-hysteretic tumor
7. Prevent arteriosclerosis
TP and vitamin C in Bi Luo Chun tea have the function of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis and researches have proved that people drink Bi Luo Chun regularly have the lower risk of high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.