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Bi Luo Chun Green Tea (Pi Lo Chun)

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Bi Luo Chun green tea has a unique distinctively fruity taste and strong aroma to it, brought on by it being grown surrounded by various fruit trees, whose flowers and fruits infuse the growing tea with their scent.  One of China's top 3 green teas, PureTea's brings you a premium grade Bi Luo Chun from its birthplace at Dong Ting mountain.

A famous and uniquely fruity scented and tasting green tea
  • From Mt. DongTing(洞庭山) in Jiangsu province
  • Compact rolled up buds with white tips
  • A bright green colored tea when brewed
  • A fruity, bold aroma and taste
  • Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Made only from tea leaf tips in an involved process that results in it having a tight rolled up shape, Bi Luo Chun is renowned for its strong fruity aroma and mellow flavour.  A plantation growing Bi Luo Chun is amazing to visit, with the tea plants mixed in with a variety of fragrant fruit trees to give the tea its aroma and taste.  PureTea's Bi Luo Chun is premium grade direct from the slopes of Dong Ting mountain, has a bright green color and strong almost citrus aroma to it.  An amazing tea!

Recommend Brewing Guide:
Western Method Chinese Gongfu Way
Teapot: 17oz / 500ml Gaiwan: 3oz / 85ml
185℉ / 85℃ 176℉ / 80℃
Use 2 -3 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea Use 4 Grams Tea
1 - 4 mins 4 steeps : rinse,30s,50s,80s,100s
Teapot may be your choice Gaiwan may be your choice
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds


Our Bi Luo Chun is from Dong Ting mountain next to China's 4th largest lake.  When dry the tea has a small, rolled up shape to it, with a fine covering of silvery white pekoe, especially at the leaf tips.  One amazing fact with this tea, due to only the small leaf tips being used, is that 1 pound of the tea (about 500g) will contain about 70,000 leaf tips.

Unlike most other green teas, Bi Luo Chun can only be infused 2 or 3 times.  Any more than that and it looses its fruity aroma and taste.  However we do strongly encourage you to infuse it a few times, as its color, aroma and taste will subtly change each time, as the balance between the absorbed fruit flavour and the natural green tea flavour changes.

Brief Health Info

Being a non-fermented green tea, Bi Luo Chun has high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals that give green teas their ability to reduce the incidence of cancer, promote good skin tone and help reduce the affects of aging.  Also high in vitamin C, fluoride and calcium, they also promote healthy teeth and bones.

How to make Bi Luo Chun tea

Bi Luo Chun should only be brewed in clean, mineral free, water around 176 ºF (80 ºC).  It is best when initially brewed for 1 minutes, and can be infused 2 or 3 times, with the taste and aroma changing each time.

It is best brewed directly in a white ceramic cup or clear glass.  Having a rich covering of white “pekoe” downy hairs, Bi Luo Chun can be brewed by adding the water before the dry tea.  After adding the tea, the downy pekoe covering will slowly unfold, and give the leaves a look like a slowly sinking snowflake.

Where is our Bi Luo Chun green tea produced

Our Bi Luo Chun is from Fuding, Fujian. They use the tea source from Dong Ting area, which is the origin place of Bi Luo Chun, and an area surrounded by high, forested mountains with a mild, wet climate – a perfect tea growing environment!

Map of Jiangsu province

History

Bi Luo Chun tea originated in the area around the eastern peak of Dong Ting mountain in Jiangsu.  In Chinese the name Bi Luo Chun means green snail Spring, in reference to its tight rolled up appearance resembling a snail and the fact that it is picked in Spring.  It was given this name during the Qing Dynasty by the then emperor, Kang Xi, who very much favoured the tea, but – perhaps with some reason – was not really enamoured with its original name of “Xia sha ren xiang”, which roughly means “scare you to death fragrance”.

During the 1890's it was ranked first amongst Chinese green teas, and since that time has always been ranked in the top three.  For many years it was only grown in the area around Mt. Dong Ting, but has recently also been produced in Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces.  However the best Bi Luo Chun continues to be produced in the original mountain area of Dong Ting, which is where we visited before deciding on which tea to offer to you.


Collections: Green Tea, Loose Leaf Teas, Most Popular, Teas, Top Rated

Category: Green Tea

Type: Green Tea

Vendor: PureTea


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