Biluochun Tea

Biluochun tea belongs to green tea and one of the top 10 Chinese tea. It is a traditional Chinese tea with more than 1,000 years history. Produced in Dongting Mountain by Taihu Lake in Wu County, Suzhou City of Jiangsu Province, it is also known as Dongting Biluochun and Taihu Biluochun. It has many benefits to human body, such as losing weight, preventing decayed tooth, and delaying aging.
Biluochun Tea
Biluochun Tea

Why is it called Biluochun?

The dry tea, tight and curly like snails, slivery green with white hair, and picked in Spring, is hence called “Biluochun”, literally Green Snail in Spring.

Biluochun Tea Benefits

Biluochun tea contains many substances beneficial to people’s health, including Catechins, vitamin A and C, Caffeine, flavanols, and tea polyphenols. Their health care efficacies are listed as follows for your reference.

1. Keep excited

Tea caffeine can excite the central nervous system of human body, hence help people lift their spirits, improve thinking, eliminate fatigue, and improve working or study efficiency.

2. Lose weight

Compounds in Biluochun tea like caffeine, inositol, folic acid, pantothenic acid and some aromatic substances help regulate fat metabolism; TP and vitamin C can lower cholesterol and blood lipids.

3. Prevent cancer

Flavonoids in tea (mulberry pigment and catechins) have different degrees of anti-cancer effects.

4. Prevent decayed tooth

Tea leaves contain fluorine and fluorine ions and teeth calcium can trigger a chemical reaction and produce a kind of substance called “fluorine apatite” difficult in dissolving in acid. Thus it is just like adding a protective layer to the teeth, improving the teeth’s anti-acid and anti-caries ability.

5. Antibacterial, antimicrobial properties

Tea polyphenols (TP) and tannic acid can solidify bacteria protein to kill bacteria.

6. Diuretic effect

The caffeine and theophylline in tea leaves have diuretic effect, which can be used to treat edema and water-hysteretic tumor.

7. Prevent arteriosclerosis

TP and vitamin C in Biluochun tea have the function of promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis and researches have proved that people drink Biluochun regularly have the lower risk of high blood pressure and coronary heart disease.

8. Ease beriberi

Take a feet bath for about half an hour every night before going to bed. After a week, you will find your beriberi is improved a lot.

How to Choose Biluochun Tea

The Biluochun with good quality has special flower fragrance due to its geographical planting environment where tea trees and fruit trees, blooming all season, are intercropped. After brewing, the tea leaves slowly stretch out and fall down to the bottom of the cup, and the tea soup appears to be bright, clear and green with the long-lasting mellow fragrance. Last but not least, the best Biluochun is processed from leaves picked around Qingming Festival in early April.

Biluochun Tea Price

Biluochun tea price can be varying greatly based on different qualities. The better the quality, the higher the price. For the best Biluochun tea, the price is usually about CNY 200 per 50 gram in China, while the price of the most commonly seen mid-level qualified Biluochun is about CNY 130 - 150 per 50 gram.

 Further Reading:
Green Tea
Longjing Tea
Huangshan Maofeng Tea
10 Best Chinese Green Tea

- Last updated on Oct. 09, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Biluochun Tea
Asked by kalpana from INDIA | Oct. 09, 2022 02:29Reply
What is the expiry period of bi Luo chun tea
Ihave the above tea time containers which are more than 10 years old completely sealed can I use ? I couuldnotuse for the instructions are in Chinese which I can't understand
Answers (1)
Answered by Leo | Oct. 09, 2022 17:49

The expiry period of bi Luo chun is usually 18 months.
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