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Our Handmade premium Lu An Gua Pian Green Tea, also known as Lu'an Melon Seed tea, is a famous green tea from Lu'an City, Anhui Province, China and is listed on virtually all lists of famous Chinese teas. Lu'an Melon Seed Tea was a type of gong cha ("tribute tea") to the imperial family during the Qing dynasty (1644–1911). It was called Lu Zhou Lu An tea back to Tang Dynasty.
Lu'an Melon Seed Tea's name is derived from the shape of the processed tea leaves, which are flat and oval and resemble a melon seed. Unlike most green teas which use the new buds in making tea, Lu'an Melon Seed Tea uses the second leaf on the branch. Each leaf's central vein is removed and the leaves are pan fried and shaped to stop oxidizing enzymes and dry the tea.
In contrast to the processing methods for other kinds of green tea such as Longjing, Lu'an Melon Seed Tea is a baked green tea which causes the taste of the tea to be different from other types of green tea in China.
Rather different for a green tea, this Lu’an Guapian has an undeniably sweeter taste and a strong aroma, both overlaid with an almost smoky, spicy tang; the taste is approachable with just a hint of that usual grassy greenness, though is far from overbearing.
【Name】: Manual Lu'an Guapian Green Tea
|【Altitude】: 500M above sea|
|【Harvest Time】: Spring|
|【Dried Leaves】:No bud no stem, emerald green color, smooth, white frosty on leaves|
|【Infusion】:Yellow green, bright|
|【Taste】:Fragrant, lasting thick mellow aftertaste|
|【Brewed Tea Leaves】:Bright yellow and green, fresh and plump, refreshing|
|【Shelf Life】: Two Years,Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated|
1.By Hand picking fresh tea leaves : one bud with two or three leaves
Selection: manual made tea, even size, edge of each tea leaves are naturally rolled up
1.Dry tea: shaped like melon seeds, with frost white material outside, no stem nor vivid buds
Conventional machine made Lu An Gua Pian Tea.
2.Tea infusion: yellow green color, pure aroma slightly similar to orchid, strong taste
3.Boiled tea leaves: The tea leaves are even, complete and tender
selected tea leaves from Qishan, located at the golden latitude of 31°from 400-800m high mountain, integrated 1330 hectare tea garden, with an average annual temperature of 14 ° C and annual precipitation > 1200mm. The annual sunshine duration is more than 2000 hours, the light is sufficient for tea nutrients, the yellow brown soil is more than 1.5m deep, and the soil is rich in organic substances.
A: Only high mountain tea we are aiming at, and the output is low.
B: Authentic native tea cultivar - Qishan middle small tea tree.
C: Picking before Grain Rain/Gu yu: "good tea is not afraid of being picked late", no harvesting tea before Ming Qian festival, we treasure more at fat big tea leave shape rather than tender buds.
A: standardized production, 10000㎡workshop, core Lu An Gua Pian Tea area, advanced processing line, safe, healthy and standard.
B: Manufacturing supervised by experienced master, under pharmaceutical attitude for a cup of good tea.
C: 3-8 strict sorting process by the professional QC team, our masters are keen on improving quality of every cup.
A: picking tea- about 6:00 in the morning
B: Spreading tea: to cool the fresh leaves with bamboo mat, the thickness is 4cm-6cmfor 4h-6h. After spreading and cooling, the leaves emit green grass flavor and part of water, which enhanced tea fragrance.
C: Frying tea- Stir tea leaves for 1-2 minutes at 120'c. the leaves will be completely green without scorching.
- Baking tea- Using100 degrees fire in the bamboo drying cage. The tender leaves should be spread thin while the old leaves should be a little thicker. The tea should be flapped evenly per 2-3 minutes.
- Selecting- to ensure the bulk tea leaves more even and clean.
Hand-inherited the old fire baking more fragrant
No buds and no stems are more resistant to high temperature baking
"Liu'an Guapian" tea was born in "Liu'an Tea" and is the essence of the famous tea in Qing Dynasty. According to the historical records of Lu'an and the famous products listed in "Suiyuan Shidan" written by the poet Yuan Mei during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, and folklore, Lu'an melon slices evolved from the "Qishan Yunwu" in Lu'an tea in the middle of the Qing Dynasty , The local people circulated the saying "Qishan Yunwu, east from Mangshe Cave, west to Bat Cave, south to the golden basin Zhaoyue, north to the crystal nunnery". The origin of Lu'an melon slices is in the mountainous area around Qitou Mountain. It was listed as a famous product in the Qing Dynasty and sold well between the Jianghuai River and the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It was sold to Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States. .
In 1856, after Empress Cixi was born to Emperor Tongzhi, he was only eligible to enjoy the treatment of fourteen liang of guapian tea every month. The older generation of revolutionaries have a lot of love for Lu'an melon slices. The great man Zhou Enlai and General Ye Ting once had an indissoluble relationship with Lu'an melon slices.
After the founding of the People's Republic of China, Lu'an Guapian has been used as a special tribute tea by the Central Military Commission.
In July 1971, the then US Secretary of State, Dr. Kissinger, visited China for the first time. Lu'an melon slices were given as a national gift tea, which promoted the development of Sino-US relations and was passed on as a good story. "Lu'an Guapian" is worthy of being the precious historical and cultural heritage of Lu'an people.
In 1997, Dushan Township, Yu'an District, Lu'an City began to restore the traditional craftsmanship of Lu'an melon slices on a pilot basis, using the three villages of Lengshuichong, Mojianchong, and Liushuchong in Dushan Town as pilot projects.
A: High nutritional value: Lu'an Guapian is the most nutritious tea among all green tea, because it is full of leaves, the growth cycle & photosynthesis time of tea is long, which lead to the high amount of accumulated nutrients. It has a variety of essential trace elements for human health.
B:Lowering blood lipid: catechins in Lu'an Guapian tea can reduce total cholesterol, free cholesterol. It contains flavonoids of antioxidant effect, can reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
C: Weight loss: Lu'an Guapian contains theophylline and caffeine, triglyceride lipase and activated protein kinase, it can reduce the accumulation of fat cells, so as to achieve the effect of weight loss!
Brewing suggestion: Using white porcelain tea set. Before brewing, put 3-5g Lu'an melon into the cup, pour 90 degrees boiling mineral water. Fill the cup with water to 2/3 and wait for the tea to dance in the tea cup.