Biluochun is a Chinese green tea with a history of more than 1,000 years. It was listed as a tribute in the Tang Dynasty.
Biluochun tea (Green Snail Spring, Pi Luo Chun tea, 碧螺春) is produced in the area of Dongting Mountain close to Lake Tai in China. Therefore, under normal circumstances, people will directly call it Dongting Biluochun.
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Shape and Taste
Thin as copper wire, spiral shape, revealing pekoe(referring to fresh tea), silver-green color.
Biluochun tea taste: it tastes smoothly in the mouth, with a sweet, cool and mellow feeling.
Biluochun Tea Benefits
Since Biluochun contains more theanine, it can cooperate with caffeine to better promote the release of dopamine in the brain center. It has a regulating effect on spirit and feelings.
Therefore, proper drinking of Biluochun green tea helps to enhance the vitality of the brain.
2. Weight loss
Various compounds in tea, such as caffeine, inositol, folic acid, pantothenic acid and aromatic substances, can regulate fat metabolism. Especially oolong tea has a good decomposing effect on protein and fat.
3. Improve immunity
Consistently drinking tea, which is rich in vitamin C, not only enhances the body's hematopoietic function, but also improves immunity.
4. Clear internal heat and irritability
Common symptoms of "internal heat" include oral ulcers, gum swelling and pain, and bad breath. Because Biluochun's properties are relatively cold, drinking it in moderation can clear internal heat and regulate physical balance.
5. Relieve vision deterioration
Biluochun is rich in vitamin A, which is very important for eyes, skin, teeth and bones. It helps prevent night blindness and relieve vision degradation.
Tea contains fluorine. Adults and children take 3-5mg and 1-2mg of fluorine every day, which can add a protective film to teeth and enhance the ability of teeth to resist acid and caries.
7. Diuretic effect
Because tea water contains caffeine, it can increase muscle activity, stimulate bone marrow, and cause kidney contraction. Promote the increase in the total excretion of urea, uric acid, and salt. So as to play a diuretic effect.
8. Inhibition of cancer cells
The flavonoids in tea have varying degrees of anticancer effects in vitro. Stronger effects are vitexine, morin and catechins.
9. Reduce the incidence of arteriosclerosis
The catechins in tea can inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce the occurrence of arteriosclerosis.
Several effective chemical components and vitamins in Biluochun green tea play this role together. Especially tea polyphenols, caffeine, vitamin C, aromatic compounds, etc.
According to Chinese standards, Dongting Biluochun tea is divided into 7 grades according to product quality.
- Supreme I
- Supreme II
- Grade I
- And Grade II
- Grade III
- Chao Qing I
- Chao Qing II
Among them, the Supreme I and the Supreme II are the most expensive.
The size of buds and leaves gradually increases with the grade, and the pekoe gradually decreases.
The temperature of the pot, the amount of leaves thrown, and the degree of force during the tea frying increase with the decrease of the grade. That is, the low-level pot has a high temperature and a large amount of leaves.
And according to the tea grade, the caffeine is also different, but the overall caffeine is very low: less than 10% of a cup of coffee.
Biluochun Tea Price
The price of authentic Biluochun tea varies greatly according to the grade and the place of purchase.
The best super-grade Biluochun is about 500 grams at around US$312 (RMB 2,000).
Supreme II: 500 grams around US$156 (RMB 1,000).
Grade I: 500 grams around US$90.
Biluochun vs Longjing
Biluochun is produced in the Dongting Mountain area near Lake Tai. So the mist is long, the air is humid, the soil is slightly acidic, and the texture is loose. Very suitable for the growth of tea trees. Due to the interplanting of tea trees and fruit trees, it's leaves have a special flower fragrance.
Longjing originates from the West Lake. Longjing is one of the four famous teas in Hangzhou, China. It has the characteristics of "green color, fragrant, sweet taste, and beautiful shape".
How to Brew Biluochun
The first is preparation:
- Tea Kettle
- Pure mountain spring water is the best
- Biluochun tea
- Tea set: clear glass or Gaiwan
The brewing of Biluochun tea is now officially in progress.
First, pour one-third of the volume of hot water into the tea cup to scald and wash the cup.
Secondly, brew it according to the tea-water ratio of 1:50. The water temperature should be around 80℃. According to personal taste, you can choose to throw more tea or less tea.
At the same time, be careful not to pour the hot water into the cup all at once. You can slowly pour a quarter of the amount of water to soak the tea leaves, so that the rich fragrance of Biluochun gradually reveals.
Then, hold the teapot and pour the remaining amount of water three times in accordance with the technique of high flushing and low pouring.
In this way, under the impact of the water, Biluochun's tea leaves can churn up and down in the cup, making the taste and color of the tea soup more uniform.
How Long to Brew Biluochun
As for the brewing time, different types will vary. For example, Biluochun in bags has a brewing time of 40 to 90 seconds.
After three times of brewing, the tea soup is tasteless, so Biluochun tea can only be brewed for three times.
Precautions for Drinking Biluochun Tea
1. Biluochun is a kind of green tea, which is irritating to the stomach and intestines. People with weaker gastrointestinal function should drink less.
2. It can quickly lower human blood sugar, so patients with hypoglycemia should drink it carefully.
3. It is best for women not to drink too much Biluochun during menstruation, otherwise it will aggravate menstrual discomfort.
4. It is not allowed to drink Pi Luo Chun tea overnight. It is not allowed to take the medicine with tea. Do not drink tea for 1 hour before and after taking the medicine. It is not advisable to drink tea immediately after meals.
Keep it dry and don’t expose it to the sun.
It's best to keep it in the refrigerator.
Drinking Biluochun tea in moderation every day is a good thing for the body and spirit.