Bi Luo Chun Green Tea – A Review
Bi Luo Chun is famous for its strong fruity aroma and mellower flavor and taste. Bi Luo Chun is a non-fermented green tea that contains high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals. This content makes the green teas variety capable to reduce the incidence of cancer, lessen the effects of aging and support fine skin tone.
Bi Luo Chun is produced on the Dong Ting eastern mountain which is next to China’s 4th largest lake. When Bi Luo Chun tea dries, it turns into a small, rolled up shape, with a fine layer of silvery white pekoe, particularly at the leaf tips.
The many brief features of this tea are:
- It is a well known and uniquely fruity aromatic and tasty green tea.
- It comes from Dong Ting mountain located in Jiangsu region.
- The best time to Harvest this tea is start of April month.
- This tea comes in a small rolled up buds with white leaf tips.
- Upon brewing the liquor color is a bright green color tea.
- This tea gives you a fruity, bold scent and taste
- It is low in caffeine even less than 10% of one cup of coffee.
- The shelf life of this tea is 18 months which is safe for you to drink for these many days.
Bi Luo Chun is famous for its strong fruity aroma and mellower flavor and taste. It is made from tea leaf tips in an involved process that results in it having a tight rolled up shape. One fantastic fact about this tea is, as the product contains only the small leaf tips, 1 pound of the tea (nearly 500g) includes approximately 70,000 leaf tips.
Unlike many other green tea varieties, Bi Luo Chun should only be infused 2 – 3 times. Infusing more than these will lose its fruity aroma and taste. However Teavivre strongly encourages infusing it for few more times, as its color, smell and taste will subtly change every time and the balance between the absorbed fruit flavor and the natural green tea flavor changes which you may enjoy drinking.
The tea plantation for growing Bi Luo Chun is amazing to visit. This is because with the tea plants you will find a mixed variety of fragrant fruit trees which gives the tea its aroma and taste. Teavivre sells a premium grade Bi Luo Chun that comes direct from the mountain slopes of Dong Ting Mountain. This amazing tea has a bright green color and a strong almost citrus aroma to it.
Health benefits of Bi Luo Chun Green Tea
Bi Luo Chun is a non-fermented green tea that contains high levels of antioxidants and other natural chemicals. This content makes the green teas variety capable to reduce the incidence of cancer, lessen the effects of aging and support fine skin tone. It is also rich in vitamin C, calcium and fluoride that help supporting healthy teeth and bones.
Production of Bi Luo Chun Green Tea
Bi Luo Chun is produced in Fuding, Fujian. The main tea source utilized for production is from Dong Ting area, which is also the origin of Bi Luo Chun. This region is surrounded by higher, forested mountains with a mild wet climate which gives a perfect environment for growing this tea.
Making the Bi Luo Chun Green Tea
Bi Luo Chun must be brewed only in clean, pure and mineral free water that is around 176 ºF or 80 ºC temperature. The taste of this tea comes best when it is firstly brewed for 1 minute. Further, it can be infused more for 2 – 3 times, to enjoy the change of its taste and aroma while re-brewing each time.
The best brewing of Bi Luo Chun tea is directly in a white ceramic cup or clear glass. As it contains a rich cover of white pekoe soft hairs, it should be brewed by adding the water prior to the dry tea. After adding the tea, the white pekoe cover will slowly unfold, and the tea leaves will look like a gradually sinking snowflake.
Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Variety packs
The Bi Luo Chun by Teavivre is offered in two variety packs namely a Zip Bag and Tin. The Zip Bag and Tin contains dual sealable packages inside the pack for you to conveniently storage the tea.
The Zip Bag contains inside a foil bag and outside white zip lock bag with label for your ready reference and storing safety. Zip bags are available in four buying options such as a Sample pack of 14g (7g *2), 100g (3.5oz), 200g (7oz) and 500g (17.5oz).
The Tin comes with a foil bag inside and its exterior is double lidded silver tin with label for storage safety. It is offered in three varieties packages such as 100g (3.5oz), 200g (7oz) and 500g (17.5oz).
Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Recommended Brewing
The suggested Brewing of Bi Luo Chun in a Western style is simple. Take any teapot of your choice which is 17oz / 500ml in size. Ensure to maintain water temperature to 185℉ or 85℃, which is important. Put 3 – 4 Tablespoons or 8 Grams of Tea in a tea pot, add water and allow it to steep for 1 – 6 minutes, depending upon your taste. Now, the tea is ready to drink.
- Teapot Size: 17oz / 500ml
- Water Temperature: 185℉ / 85℃
- Content of tea: Use 3 -4 Tablespoons / 8 Grams Tea
- Brewing time: 1 – 6 minutes
- Choose Teapot depending upon your choice
The recommended Chinese Gongfu Way of brewing this tea is utilizing a Gaiwan. Any Gaiwan of your choice can be used which has a capacity to hold 3oz or 85ml content. The temperature of the water should be 176℉ or 80℃. Take 4 Grams of Tea from the zip bag or tin to prepare your tea. Bear in mind that the rinsing time should be around 5 seconds only. Once rinse, you can steep the tea for maximum 4 times 30s, 50s, 80s and 100 seconds. The more added time you allow infusing, you will experience the different smell and taste of the same tea.
- Gaiwan Size: 3oz / 85ml
- Temperature of the water: 176℉ / 80℃
- Tea Content: Use 4 Grams Tea
- Number of Steeps: 4 steeps including, rinsing, 30s, 50s, 80s and 100s.
- Rinsing time must be around 5 seconds
- Gaiwan should be selected based on your preference.
Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Customer Reviews
Almost all customer reviews of the product are positive about the product. Teavivre’s Bi Luo Chun green tea variety has simply change the taste of people having green it as it gives a fruity aroma and taste. Let me allow you to brief some feedback from the real users of this product.
One user says that its smell was so strong that the moment the pack was opened she could feel the aroma from the dry leaf. Once steeped, the aroma became a more vegetal and it taste light with a slight hint of both nuttiness and sweetness. She used to drink only long jing green tea variety but after tasting Bi Luo Chun, she was drinking more of this.
Many customers are loyal to this variety of tea and are so much satisfied that this favorite tea would be bought by them each year. Some of the users found the appearance, taste and aroma of the tea very pleasing and was as desired by them. Almost all feedback reported of being satisfied with this smooth and no bitter taste making a perfect daily cup of green tea.
Like any other product, some users had few problems though minor with Bi Luo Chun. One user reported of having very pleased by the taste, flavor and smell of the tea but the only problem he faced was excess amount of tea dust. So after brewing, the tea taste ended up tasting very grainy. He eventually found out a solution to this problem which was using a coffee filter to make the brew smoother. Some customer reviews also reported of experiencing a change in Teavivre’s Bi Luo Chun product bought this year compared to previous year. The new product was found better than the previous one.
However, to sum up the general customer reviews of this product are positive and is highly recommended product by almost all its users.