I have never had Lu An Gua Pian before so I don’t know what to compare this to except other green teas. No particular smell to the dry leaves except a faint clean cucumber type. The steeped leaves smell vegetal with a scent I would describe as spinachy. Flavor is kind of minerally, earthy and very light. Considering this was more than double the price of the Organic Dragon Well, I like this, but won’t be purchasing it again. Too expensive.