Pi Luo Chun Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Pi Luo Chun Tea is a Hunan province-grown Green Tea, one which, in Chinese, means “Spring Green Snail”. The name was given by Emperor Kang Xi in the 17th or 18th Century who felt the steeped Tea had the appearance of tiny green snails. This particular Pi Luo Chun Green Tea (there are many) has a beautiful long-sized, twisted green leaf.
When brewed, it has a pale liquor with a delicate aroma and a slightly thicker, more buttery character than its Fujian province counterpart. Fascinatingly, there are also health benefits to be had from frequently consuming this Tea.
According to the latest scientific research, Pi Luo Chun Green Tea, and Green Teas like it, can afford protection against a number of ailments as well as improve cardiovascular health, boost the metabolism and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. There is much more waiting to be discovered with Pi Luo Chun Green Tea, so jump in!
Take your first step into the world of this Tea by learning more about where it comes from: the Hunan province. Located in eastern China, the Hunan province neighbours the Guangxi province to the southwest, the Guizhou province to the west, the Hubei province to the north and the Jiangxi province to the east.
It is a landlocked province but one with an excellent climate for tea-growing, which is described as warm and temperate. In particular, the main tea-growing areas in Hunan, the ones that benefit most from the climate, are the Dongting Lake, the Heng Mountain and the Shao Mountain.
The latter two areas are especially unique as they offer high-grown Hunan Teas such as this one. Other famous Teas to come from Hunan are Junshan Yinzhen (silver needles), Dark Black Brick Tea, Huang Ya (a yellow Tea) and Mao Jian Hunan Green Tea. Each is special in its own way. Pi Luo Chun Green Tea, meanwhile, is of exceptional quality and remains one of the most popular Green Teas to come from China.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: The Hunan province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Lemon may be considered with this brew, although it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Pi Luo Chun Green Tea is delicate yet sweet, smooth yet subtle. It follows with a bold grassy aftertaste, one that lingers on the palate long after you’ve drained your cup.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: The next step in learning more about Pi Luo Chun Tea is to understand its incredible health benefits, of which there are many! But perhaps one of the most important benefits is its ability to enhance cognitive function. Early evidence suggests that the EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) content found in any Green Tea, including Pi Luo Chun Tea, can improve brain function as well as, potentially, reduce the risks of developing Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.
In one new study conducted at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Prof. Stefan Borgwardt from the Psychiatric University Clinics found that extracts of Green Tea increase the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another. The effect of this connectivity led also to the improvement of cognitive improvement as proven by the volunteers who, after consuming the extract, tested significantly better for memory tasks.
Until more is known, however, The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company do not endorse the consumption of Pi Luo Chun Tea, or any Tea, for the purpose of reducing the risks of either Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Instead, we support ongoing research.
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