Lu'an Gua Pian

Deep green, shrivelled, and wafting a subtle savor of toasted nori, encountering these leaves evokes the nostalgia of dense forest groves on a sweltering summer’s day. While most high-grade Chinese green teas contain the buds of the tea plant, the farmers wait until the buds have unfolded before picking this tea. Then by removing the stems the leaves are left distinctly shaped before being wok-roasted in repetitive takes. The result is a rich and cool flavor with a velvety texture. Few green teas are as bold as Lu'an Gua Pian without being harsh and bitter; a unique experience, as might be expected from one counted among the ten famous Chinese teas.
  • ORIGIN:  Qitoushan, Jinzhai, Lu'an, Anhui, China
  • MEANING:  Lu'an melon seed (Lu'an gua pian)
  • HARVEST TIME:  16 April 2023
  • TASTE:  Spinach, sticky rice, mineral


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.