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Biluochun Tea Essential
  • Harvest: 2022
  • Origin: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Caffeine : < 50mg/Cup
  • Grade: Supreme ★★★★☆
  • Brew Ratio: 1:50
  • Expired Date: 18 Months
  • Storage Conditions: Dry, Refrigerated, No odor, Well-Sealed, Sunshine Shielded, Low Temperature; 

What Is Biluochun Tea?

Biluochun also called Bi Luo Chun, is one of the top 10 famous Chinese green tea. Originally grown in the Dongting mountain region near Lake Tai, Jiangsu, China. Also known as Pi Lo Chun, it is renowned for its delicate appearance, fruity taste, floral aroma, showy white hairs, and early cropping.

The name Biluochun literally means "Green Snail Spring". It is called so because it is a green tea that is rolled into a tight spiral, resembling snail meat, and is cropped early spring.

Its original name is Xia Sha Ren Xiang (pinyin: xiàshàrénxiāng; "scary fragrance"). Legend tells of its discovery by a tea picker who ran out of space in her basket and put the tea between her breasts instead. The tea, warmed by her body heat, emitted a strong aroma that surprised the girl.

According to the Qing Dynasty chronicle Ye Shi Da Guan, the Kangxi Emperor visited Lake Tai in the 38th year of his rule. At that time, because of its rich aroma, local people called it "Scary Fragrance". The Kangxi Emperor decided to give it a more elegant name – "Green Snail Spring".- [1]

Biluochun Tea & Health Benefits

The top benefits of biluochun tea are losing weight, prevention of cancer, energizing and reducing the risk of heart problems. 

1. Weight Loss

Biluochun tea contains oxidants that can aid to burn belly fat. It has the highest level of oxidants, which are also called catechins. Once this oxidant is mixed with caffeine contained in Biluochun tea, it can effectively lead to increased metabolism and burn fat. Meanwhile, Vitamin C can reduce cholesterol levels and blood lipids. So drinking regularly every day is a best practice to help you lose weight.

2. Energizing

Caffeine in Biluochun tea is not too high, about 30~70mg/cup. But it's enough to make you refreshing, improve your thinking, and work more effectively. The best time to drink is in the morning. This is because Caffeine is not easy to get rid of your body until 8 hours later. This may lead to some insomnia issues if you drink either Biluochun tea or other green teas in the evening.

3. Cancer Prevention

Biluochun tea has a high concentration of catechins and polyphenols that can help to prevent various cancers.

4. Prevent tooth decay

The Biluochun tea leaves contain fluoride which can help teeth claim to react and generate "fluorine apatite". This is a material that is very difficult to dissolve in acid. So teeth just likely add a protective mask and enhanced anti-acid ability.

5. Great Coffee Substitute

The Biluochun tea le People always like Coffees but obviously the caffeine in Coffee brings a lot of side effects. Like other green teas, Biluochun contains a moderate amount of caffeine, it can also make you more focused, energizing but not as strong as coffee. So it's a good alternative to drinking Coffee. 

6. Improves Heart Health

Like other green teas, studies have shown that Biluochun tea can lower blood pressure and keep the body's cholesterol levels under control. Thus drinking Biluochun teas regularly can prevent atherosclerosis and lower your risk of heart attack, coronary heart problems, and stroke.

7. Reduce Blood Pressure

Biluochun tea contains abundant Tea Polyphenols which can promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. Meanwhile, can lower blood pressure to a normal level.

Biluochun Tea Side Effects

There are not many side effects related to the Biluochun tea but it may sometimes lead to gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, constipation, and stomach problems. In addition, drinking too much tea may lead to the nervous system and sleep problems.


FAQs Of Biluochun Tea

Q.1. How do you serve Biluochun tea?

A. The Biluochun tea is prepared by boiling some water. After that, allow the water to cool down and add a teaspoon of Biluochun tea to a cup. Then pour the water. Allow it to diffuse around three to four minutes. Do not add sugar as the tea is already sweet and you may want to enjoy the tea at its absolute best. For more brew guides, PLEASE CLICK : 

Chinese Famous Green Tea - Biluochun, Step To Step Brew Guide

Q.2. Are pregnant women allowed to consume Biluochun tea?

A. It is not advisable for pregnant women to consume Biluochun tea. Since the tea contains caffeine, it may lead to birth abnormalities.

Q.3. What is the best way to brew Biluochun tea?
A. The most suitable teaware for brewing Longjing tea is gaiwan or glass cup. 

Q.4. How many times for steeping Biluochun tea?
A. Biluochun tea is not as same as black tea or puer tea which can steep many times. Usually, you should steep not more than 2~3 times and drink within 1 hour.

      Biluochun Brewing Guide 

      Scoop 1 spoon of Biluochun green tea (About 3-5g) and threw it into a glass teacup (or Gai Wan) about 150-200ml. The ratio between tea and water should be around 1:40~50. Pour boiling water at a temperature of about 85°C (185F) and steep for about 3~5 minutes then serve.

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