One of the ten most famous tea of China.
This is a supreme quality green tea made of two young spring tea leafs and a bud as you can see in the picture.
In every highest quality Bi Luo Cun, you can find the silver needle leaf on each loose leaf tea ball. The reason why it's called BiLuoCun–the green shell–is because the tea is hand-rolled and looks like tiny snail shells.
The tea trees are grown on the mountain 1200-1800 meters above sea level, untouched by pollution.
There's another story about Bi Luo Chun. According to the legend, a beautiful compassionate young woman named Bi Luo Cun saw a injured warrior in the mountain region. The young woman took care of him everyday and tried to heal him for many months. However, there wasn't any improvement with the warrior's injuries as time passed. One day, Bi Luo Cun found a sparkling tree on the mountain, she then collected the leafs of the tree and stored the leafs under her clothing in returning home. She roasted the leaf and serve the liquor of the leaf to the warrior day by day. Afterwards, the warrior recovered. Since then, people named this miraculous tea Bi Luo Cun.
The steep time is recommended for 10-20 seconds during the first few infusions. The ideal water temperature for brewing should be around 75ºC.
Do not steep the green tea in the hot water for too long, as the green tea will lost some of the health benefits if the steep time is too long. The used leafs can be grinded and used as green tea facial mask for better skin. This green tea facial mask has the benefits of minimizing pore, brightening and tightening the skin.
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