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Harvest Location: Yu'an District, Lu'an, Anhui

Harvest Date: 04/17/2024

Cultivar: Dushan Small Leaf Species

Dry Leaf: green, oval melon seed shaped, leaf only, no buds

Flavor: Refreshing, green, vegetal, slightly sweet, with a suggestion of seaweed

Liquor: Medium yellow


Lu'an Guapian, also known as "Melon Seed" tea, is named for its distinctive, seed-shaped leaves. This exceptional green tea stands out as the only green tea in China crafted without using buds. Instead, it utilizes the larger second leaf



Each leaf the central vein removed, ensuring a smooth texture and refined taste. These carefully trimmed leaves are then pan-fired over low heat, gradually forming the iconic melon seed shape. This precise process imparts a vibrant green color to the leaves and enhances their natural flavor.



To finish, the leaves are baked over charcoal, a traditional method that infuses the tea with a subtle, smoky essence. The result is a tea that not only captivates with its appearance but also delights with its bright, fresh flavor and unique character.







2024 Lu'an Guapian

SKU: G004
  • Put 3 grams of tea leaves in a small glass pitcher aka, fairness cup or chahai, and then fill with 6 ounces of 170 F temperature water.

    Steep about 2 minutes before straining, allowing some water to stay in the glass with the leaves and brew a second time when ready.

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