Luan Guapian Supreme, traditional green tea

Luan Guapian Supreme, traditional green tea

(2 customer reviews)

USD 18.90

The sweetness in a unique bitter green

Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite grown and spread 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 unique bitter character. This is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. Some say it takes enough experience in life for a person to appreciate the bitterness in a food or drink. We think maybe it only takes a person with a truly sensitive taste faculty to understand and prize such a wonderful tea.

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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. Distinct bitterness akin to that of bitter gourd yet with a flowery note. Somehow balanced with the sweet tones of peaches over a light base of konbu. Long, tingly 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.

Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 18 × 9 × 5 cm
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  1. Green tea in its most memorable role

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

  2. 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!

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