Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Pi Luo Chun is a type of Green Tea from Fujian province, China. Its name means “green snail spring”, referring to the unique shape of the leaves, which, according to some, resemble snails.
The infusion itself bears some similarities to our Hunan-grown Pi Luo Chun Green Tea. However, when it comes to taste, this particular beverage is arguably lighter. We pack it fresh to order.
Facts About Fujian-Grown Tea
- Fujian is a province on the southeastern coast of mainland China.
- The region borders Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Guangdong, as well as the Taiwan Strait to the east.
- It has a subtropical climate with mountainous terrain - conditions perfect for Tea-growing.
- The Wuyi Mountains, in particular, have long produced high-quality Tea.
- There are an estimated 330 varieties of the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant in Fujian.
Pi Luo Chun and Caffeine
When it comes to its caffeine content, it’s worth noting that Pi Luo Chun has around 30-mg of this stimulant per 8-oz cup. While not as energising as Black Tea, this is likely enough to get you out of bed in the morning.
Most, though, choose this delectable infusion for its great taste. Why not find out for yourself today? You won’t be disappointed by our delicious, refreshing Pi Luo Chun.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Origin: Fujian, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80°C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Consider adding honey or lemon to Pi Luo Chun. Alternatively, serve without additions to fully appreciate its great taste.
Tasting Notes: Imparts buttery, grassy notes.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Pi Luo Chun Green Tea
This Tea is easily recognised by its medium-sized, twisted green and silver leaves. What’s less evident on the surface, however, is the fact it comes with Green Tea Health Benefits. Studies have since proven that it can improve heart health, promote weight loss, boost the immune system and even reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes. But how - and why?
The primary reason is the antioxidants in Pi Luo Chun - particularly a polyphenolic catechin called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This chemical compound can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though often harmful, human oxidation. In doing this, Pi Luo Chun improves your life in small yet significant ways. And there’s more!
Indeed, there is even the possibility that it might help in the fight against Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. In one research project conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, researchers found that extracts of Green Tea increase the brain’s effective connectivity. This refers to the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another.
The effect of this connectivity also led to cognitive improvement as proven by the volunteers who, after consuming the extract, tested significantly better for memory tasks. However, until we know more, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does NOT endorse this Tea for this purpose. Instead, we support ongoing research, which so far appears promising.