Luan Guapian 2018

Luan Guapian 2018

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)

USD 14.90

Rated 5.00 out of 5

aka Melon Seed Tea

Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite open in order to make a fine Luan Guapian. This gives the proper biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the tea’s signature velvety texture and slightly sweet character. This unique nature is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. If Longjing is too savoury and Taiping Houkui is too “green” for you, Lu’an Guapian is a great alternative of high quality with a different, yet pleasant and lively character.

Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM ColdGreat value!

Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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Taste profile

Fruity sweet aroma with distinct touches of bouquet and fresh cookies on a green, fresh, herbaceous undertone. Buttery yet sharp, bright, and very lively full body in a clear color infusion. Sweet with notes of peaches over a light base of konbu. Slight touches of cooling bitterness that reminds of the bitter gourd. Long, sweet and refreshing aftertaste. Thirst-quenching.

Infusion tips

Enjoyable in both the gongfu and conventional styles, use a higher temperature for maximum aroma and a lower for longer infusion time for a fuller body. However, it is advisable to stay between 90 to 80°C for the optimum taste profile. Experiment with more leaves and shorter infusion time to discover the fullness this tea is capable of without astringency.

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Weight150 g
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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beautiful tea

    I don’t have a lot of experience with different kinds of tea, but this one is so different that I want to write about it here. It has a fullest, roundest body and silkiest texture I have ever experienced with tea. I have not expected tea to be like that before and I totally love it!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Green tea in its most memorable role

    Floral sweet pea meets veggie snow pea in an epic, tasty tale of Good For You!

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