Bi Luo Chun Green Tea
|3g (1 tsp)||200ml (1 Cup)||85°C
Bi Luo Chun is another iconic tea variety as it belongs to the Top Three in the green tea category among tea experts. Characterized by its tender leaves, fresh and fruity flavors and aroma, it is a very popular choice among tea connoisseurs. Bi Luo Chun is harvested once a year at spring.
Benefits: Green tea contains the second highest amount of catechins and amino acids next to white tea, having undergone minimal processing. Catechins have been known to do wonders to our well-being as an antioxidant that helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Regular intake helps prevent and fight cancer, maintains oral health, and helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The theanine also provides for the calming effect when consuming green tea. Furthermore, a Swiss study showed that Green tea helps block the formation of plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease. It also helps stabilize blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
Always wash the leaves twice with lukewarm water for a period of 20 seconds each time to prime the dry leaves. Gently and slowly pour the water onto the leaves in a circular motion so as not to burn the tender leaves. Increase the length of infusion time in the succeeding brews.
Note: High quality teas can be steeped several times. In the case of green teas, it can be steeped 3-4 more times. Please do not leave the tea leaves steeping in water. Remove it as soon as you have achieved the desired strength to stop the brewing process. Of course, if you like your tea strong, you can steep it longer. Now, hold your cup and enjoy your perfect cup of tea!