Lu'An Gua Pian - Bat Cave (Melon Green Tea) - Organic

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Lu’An Gua Pian is one of the top ten Chinese green teas and is unique because it is processed using only the tea leaf with the leaf tip, stalk and bud discarded. This tea is grown at an elevation of 820 meters (2,700 ft) on the slopes of the famed Mount Mabu, Jinzhai County, Anhui Province. The garden is situated along a cliff that sits below a bat cave and is often shrouded in a cool mist.

Both refreshing and mellow, this tea can be enjoyed equally hot or as an iced tea and you will find its easy drinkability unable to resist.

The subtle sweetness of ripe melon and the nuttiness of the melon seed will transport you to a summer picnic in a forest of gently swaying trees. Lu’An Gua Pian has a wet mouth feel, no astringency and leaves a light and bright finish on the tongue.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Honeydew green, Clear liquor
Aromatics: Nutty, Wet leaves, Crisp
Palate: Melon sweet, Earthy, Fruit seed
Finish: Clean, Bright

How to Brew this Green Tea: 
Amount of Tea per 6 oz water – 1 heaping teaspoon - 3 grams
Water Temperature - 165-175º 
Time of Steeping - 2-3 minutes