Lu'An Gua Pian Green Tea
Lu'An Gua Pian Green Tea
Lu'An Gua Pian Green Tea

Lu An Gua Pian Green Tea

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The green tea Lu An Gua Pian, commonly called "melon seed tea," is composed of the second leaves of the harvest. Its charcoal firing gives it a floral orchid fragrance and intense flavor. The leaves are bright green with a yellow edge, a sign of an early-year harvest. This tea was harvested early in the year in Lu'an, Anhui specifically in Mafu County.

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The leaves of Lu An Gua Pian, with a fragrant texture, are a beautiful vibrant green with yellow-orange edges. Sweet and herbal notes emerge already in the infusion, with a pronounced floral. The liqueur, pale gold in color, also exudes delicate floral and vegetal hints.

Tasting Notes

The first infusion of Lu An Gua Pian is a floral explosion of magnolia and aquatic flowers, followed by sweet vegetal notes of spinach and buttery carrots. The aftertaste has slight hints of nuts, with an interesting praline almond finish. The second infusion again sees floral notes as the protagonists, while the almondy finish is accentuated, preceded by a subtle hint of boiled chestnut. In the third infusion the floral notes also dominate, and the vegetal flavor slowly fades.
There is just a slight astringency in the last infusions, while the persistence is long and sweetly floral.
The attack is decidedly floral (white flowers, aquatic flowers), followed by very sweet and discreet vegetal notes (bamboo shoots, butter carrots) and a finish of praline almond and magnolia. On the palate, Lu An Gua Pian is silky and free of astringency, with a pleasant persistence of white flowers.
A very elegant and delicate tea, quite complex, evoking images of flower gardens and an early spring.

Location of origin

Lu'an - Anhui, China

Infusion method

We strongly recommend infusing Lu An Gua Pian in the traditional Chinese method (Gong Fu Cha) with a gaiwan with a capacity of about 150 ml. By following this preparation, with 5 grams of leaves, multiple infusions can be made that are useful to best experience all the flavors of the tea.

With water heated to a temperature of 75°C, an initial infusion of 25 seconds can be made and, keeping the water at the same temperature, the same leaves can then be continued to be exploited by adding more water and increasing the previous infusion time by about 5 seconds (25 - 30 - 35...).

For a more classic preparation according to the Western style we recommend 3 grams of leaves (about 2 teaspoons) in a 200 ml cup with water at 75°C for an infusion time of 2-3 minutes.

For a better tasting experience we suggest that you strain the infusion as soon as the infusion time is over. Our suggested infusion timings, however, can also be slightly modified to your liking to achieve a more or less intense taste.

We recommend storing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Benefits of Green Tea

The category of Green Tea is always the most frequently mentioned when talking about beneficial properties.

In fact, compared to other types of tea, the young and tender leaves from which Lu An Gua Pian is made have a high concentration of useful molecules that are easily assimilated by our body.

The main benefits of Green Tea infusion come from the presence of antioxidants, amino acids and caffeine. Daily and simultaneous intake of these elements can lead to lower blood sugars, a reduction in cellular aging, and a reduced sense of fatigue during the day.

Green Tea therefore proves to be a good ally for our bodies but it is still recommended not to overdo it to prevent tachycardia or other unpleasant effects due to too much caffeine.

The main benefits of Green Tea infusion come from its high concentration of antioxidants, amino acids, and amino acids.

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