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Lu An Gua Pian - Organic Green Tea

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Also known as Lu'an Melon Seed tea, this famous green tea comes from Lu An county of Anhui province of China. Our summer 2020 batch comes with floral notes, hint of citrus and a mellow sweetness.

It is called melon seed tea because the shape of tea leaves are supposed to recall seeds of melon. This tea is repeatedly baked during the processing, making it one of the most laborious green teas to manufacture. 

DRY  TEA: Long elongated lightly rolled leaves with sweet earthy notes. Lu An Gua Pian green tea is made from the single true leaf below the budset, which calls for careful plucking. 

WET LEAVES: Leaves turn olive green with a nose of floral, citrus and sweet grass.

CUP: Floral and grassy notes in the aroma. The deep straw colored cup is soft and smooth. Hints of green mangoes, citrus, touch grassy. A lingering sweet finish. Refreshing.

STEEPING TIPS

  1 tbsp for a 8 oz cup

  160-170°F

   2-3 mins; 2nd steeping possible.

 

ORIGIN

Anhui Province, China

Harvest: April 2020


Collections: Chinese - Green, Green Tea, NEW

Category: Chinese Green Tea

Type: Green Tea


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MS
12/06/2020
mandy s.
United States United States

Great tea. love it!

12/06/2020
Happy Earth Tea

Thanks for the positive feedback Mandy. Stay well!

JP
02/12/2015
John P.
The tea I purchased is

The tea I purchased is tasty. It was well packed and delivered timely. I will purchase again

SP
05/06/2014
Sue P.
A pretty succinct name

Strangely enough, it does have a lot of characteristics of melon to it as far as scent and flavor. It's very sweet and mild, and if you don't like the heavy flavor/mouthfeel of many green teas, this is a good go to. It also mixes very well with other teas- our regular weekend breakfast mix is half lu an gua pian and half gunpowder and it's pretty awesome! Can usually get 2 decent steeps out of it, plus a weak third, but it can take a while to do so properly.