This grade of Liu An Gua Pian tea is the best choice for tea purist. An incredible subtle pure aroma, a perfect shape of young tea leafs and an amazing taste can lift you to the Heaven.
Some sources say that Liu An Gua Pian was created for political elite. Even if it is not true, this kind of green tea is indeed for real tea connoisseurs. Liu An Gua Pian is one of China’s top ten famous teas and is one of the best green teas. This kind of tea was the winner of the China Tea Award in 1982 and China Food and Drink Award in 1988 for its superior refreshing taste and quality. Liu An Gua Pian was selected as the National Gift Tea to the United States Secretary of State during his visit in 1971 when People’s Republic of China was just established. Also this green tea was mentioned repeatedly (80 times!) in the renowned Chinese Novel “Dream of Red Mansion”.
Liu An Gua Pian is often translated as “Melon Seed”, but originally Guan Pian tea was called Gua Zi Pian (“瓜子片”) or “sunflower seed” because the leaves were said to resemble sunflower seeds. Over the years, the name has been shortened to Gua Pian (瓜片 ) causing some to mistakenly refer to this tea as “melon seed.”
Liu An Gua Pian is unique tea, because It is the only kind of tea made of pure leaves without any buds, petiole or stems.
Liu An Gua Pian has a rich flavor without astringency, and delivers a long aftertaste with a hint of florals that remind Tie Guan Yin oolong and yellow tea. The pleasant floral sweetness of this tea will gradually fill your mouth and each sip of tea will refresh you, and emerald colour of the tea will please your eyes.
If you like Liu An Gua Pian and fancy having a premium taste and leaf shape, then Liu An Gua Pian Premium is perfect for you.
Green tea is believed to help in a number of health matters:
- lowers the risk of cancer
- lowers the risk of stroke and heart diseases
- lowers blood pressure
- prevents tooth decay
- inhibits viruses
How to brew Liu An Gua Pian:
Boil water and cool it to 80°C. Put 3-5 grams of tea into a cup, and add hot water. Infuse tea leaves for 1-2 minutes depending on taste preference. You can vary the quantity of tea depending on your tastes. Each portion of tea may be infused 3 additional times.
- Chinese name: 六安瓜片
- Other names: Lu’an Melon Seed tea, Melon Seed tea, Melon Seed from Liu An
- Produced: Liu’an County in Anhui Province, China.
Harvest Time: May, 2016
- Local Liu An tea bush
- Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)
We also recommend trying Huangshan Maofeng Premium Extra.