Bi Lou Chun Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Bi Lou Chun Tea (also written as Biluochun, Pi Lo Chun and Bi Luo Tea) is a renowned Loose Leaf Green Tea from China. It consists of stunning medium-sized twisted leaves, green and silver in colour, that, when brewed, boast a pale liquor with a delicate aroma. Upon the first sip, you will be indulging in its light buttery character and refreshing aftertaste - a true delight to the senses.
The Basics of Bi Lou Chun Green Tea
This Tea’s name means “green snail spring”, referring to its distinct pre-brewed appearance, which, some people say, resembles snails. Its harvesting, taking place in the early springtime, occurs traditionally in the Dongting mountain region near Lake Tai in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. However, similar cultivation happens in Zhejiang, Sichuan and Fujian - the latter of which is where we get our Tea.
The famous Tea scholar Zhen Jun (1857-1918) ranked Bi Lou Chun first among all types of Chinese Green Tea. Second place was Dragon Well Tea (Longjing Tea), another variety we stock at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Best of all, since our establishment in 1982, we’ve packed each Loose Tea fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
Does Bi Lou Chun Have Caffeine?
When you need an extra boost in the morning, caffeine is almost always the answer. Caffeine is a stimulating chemical compound that, when consumed, provides an often much-needed energy kick. It exists in at least 60 plants, including the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. You’ll be pleased to know, then, that Bi Lou Chun has about 30-mg per serving - in other words, a gentle start to your day.
How to Make Bi Lou Chun Tea
- Put Loose Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
- Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
- Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
- Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a sweet yet grassy, light yet buttery flavour.
Benefits of Bi Lou Chun Tea
Choosing to drink Bi Lou Chun for your health and wellbeing is an excellent choice. Brimming with a multitude of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants, it works on a molecular level to improve life in small yet significant ways.
It can, for instance, promote weight loss by boosting the metabolism of fat cells. Additionally, studies show that it supports the cardiovascular system and reduces diabetes risks.