Lu An Gua Pian Organic Green Tea
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.
1 teaspoon for an 8-10 oz. cup
2-3 mins; 2nd steeping possible.
Anhui Province, China
Harvest: April 2022