Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun is one of China's Ten Famous tea and regarded by many as second only to Xihu Long Jing. This tea was created in Ling Yuan Temple of Bi Luo Peak, Dong Shan and was orginally called Xia Si Ren Xiang, which generally means "astounding fragrance". It was the Qing Emperor that gives it its name, Bi Luo Chun (named after Bi Luo Peak) and declared it as an Imperial tea.
Dong Ting Shan is now a protected area. Only the leaves picked within Dong Ting West and East areas can be considered as Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun.
This tea is certified organic by COFCC China.
Dong Ting Pi Lo Chun, Mount Dong Ting Spring Snail Shell
Pour in the hot water first before putting in the tea leaves. The first infusion is strong and has a lasting aftertaste. Second infusion features a more complex shifting fruity, flowery and nutty notes in the taste.
Beautiful tiny, slightly curled tea leaves covered with white down. The liquor is bright yellow in color.
Dong Ting, Jiang Su Province
What are the health benefits of Bi Luo Chun Green Tea?
Bi Luo Chun, like other types of Green Tea, helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, dental cavities, kidney stones, and cancer, while improving bone density and cognitive function. In addition, it boosts metabolism and has significant slimming effects. Its unique aromatic flavor also brings unusual calming effects.
How to steep Bi Luo Chun Green Tea?
Bi Luo Chun is extremely delicate and tender, thus it should be prepared with warm water. Apply 3-4 g Bi Luo Chun tea leaves to an uncoveredceramic teapot, add 1/3 teapot of 70 - 80°C hot water and brew for 30-40 seconds, then add 2/3 teapot 60°C hot water and brew for 20-30 seconds. Bi Luo Chun can generally be brewed for up to 3 times. For optimal taste, refill around 70% full of hot water when one-third of the first brew remains.
Which region of China is Bi Luo Chun from?
Bi Luo Chun is grown in Dong Ting Mountain in Tai Lake, Jiang Su Province in eastern China. The East Mountain, a peninsular in Lake Tai, and the West Mountain, an island in the lake, together form the Dong Ting Mountain. Perfect climate, soil and precipitation work together to make Dong Ting Mountain an ideal place for tea trees. For hundreds of years, Dong Ting farmers grow tea trees side by side with fruit trees, giving Bi Luo Chun its famous floral fruity aroma.