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GREEN TEA: Melon Seed, ‘Liu An Gua Pian’, China - 2022

$14.00
GREEN TEA: Melon Seed, ‘Liu An Gua Pian’, China - 2022

GREEN TEA: Melon Seed, ‘Liu An Gua Pian’, China - 2022

$14.00
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Melon Seed, ‘Liu An Gua Pian’
Green tea, China

Flavour: umami and sweet ~ medium bodied
Liu An Gua Pian, ‘Melon Seed’, has been made in Anhui province for thousands of years and was served to royalty in the Qing dynasty. It is one of China’s top 10 famous teas.
Liu An Gua Pian is unique due to its larger, mature leaves, which are rolled with a ‘tea broom’ to create their fascinating shape, before being baked: a process distinctive to this specific tea.

Careful steeping creates a bright and clean infusion with an umami and sweet flavour; vegetal notes of spinach and artichoke, followed by sweeter notes of green melon and citrus.

Harvest: mid-April 2022.

Preparation: Steep for 2 - 3 minutes at 80°. Three infusions. 

Sizes: 
Liu An Gua Pian comes in five sizes: a 3-gram single serve, then 20g, 50g, and 100g pouches. Our leaves can all be steeped at least twice (often more), so while the 3g pouch is a single serve (150 mls - a standard teacup size), it will give you two cups if you steep the leaves twice. 

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