Luan Guapian 2017

Luan Guapian 2017

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

USD 14.90 USD 11.92

Rated 5.00 out of 5

aka Melon Seed Tea

Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, the leaves for making a fine Luan Guapian are waited until the young leaf buds are open and quite spread out. It is this growth that gives the leaves the biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the velvety texture and the 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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Weight 150 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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