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Lu'an Gua Pian BIO

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Tasting our Lu'an Gua Pian is the pleasant experience of a full, brisk green tea, with a delicate velvety texture. Few green teas are as bold as Lu'an Gua Pian without being harsh and bitter.

Most first-grade green teas are plucked when the leaves are still buds or did just open. For Lu'an Gua Pian the buds are not picked. Spread leaves are selected instead.

The leaves of Lu'an Gua Pian have a saturated, dark-green colour. They are rolled up along the thin stem, resulting in a slender shape.

After plucking, the leaves are briefly wok-roasted to stop oxidation and cooled down overnight. The next day, they are baked two or three times to dry completely.

  • ORIGIN:  Huoshan, Lu'an, Anhui, China
  • MEANING:  Lu'an melon slice (lu’an gua pian)
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2018
  • TASTE:  Middle body, brisk, velvety


Preparation
IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4-5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, and the tea will taste bitter and sour.

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