2011 SPRING HANDMADE PREMIUM LIU AN GUA PIAN

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas
Average preparation
Not available

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

2 Own it Own it

1 Tasting Note View all

  • “A deliciously light and broth-y, vegetal, with a full mouth feel with a fresh flavor. With as many green teas I have had in the past I must say this one left a memorable impression. I will be...” Read full tasting note
    83
    RachanaC 429 tasting notes

From JAS eTea

Liu An Gua Pian is listed as one of the top ten teas in China. Unlike Long Jing which is a pan-fired green tea, Liu An Gua Pian is a baked green tea.

Why is it called Liu An Gua Pian? Liu An is a name of city that produces this green tea. Gua Pian is literally interpreted incorrectly as meaning “melon piece.” Actually, the tea is named because of its shape like a sunflower seed in ancient China. The best Liu An Gua Pian is from the Qiyun mountain, Jinzai county, governed by Liuan city.

Unlike many other green teas with various tea buds, Liu An Gua Pian is a tea without any buds or stem. The picking standard is one bud with two leaves. The tea farmers then need to separate the leaves from the bud and only use the leaves to make Liu An Gua Pian.

The whole creation process for Liu An Gua Pian is the most complicated among the green teas and it can not be done by machines. The process includes Sheng Guo (生锅,killing the enzyme in wok), Shu Guo(熟锅,making the shape in another wok), Mao Huo (毛火, bake the tea to dry it above the charcoal), Xiao Huo (小火, bake the tea again above the charcoal with slow fire), Lao Huo (老火, the most important step, it requres two people to carry the basket containing tea up and down and high temperature charcoal at least 60 times and trim the tea shape and to improve its extremely fresh flavor and aroma).

Our Liu An Gua Pian is from Qiyun mountain, Jinzai county. It has a super clean freshness, special floral aroma, beautiful initial sweetness, no bitterness at all, and long-lingering sweetness. One cup of Liu An Gua Pian in the morning or afternoon is truely a good choice to refresh yourself and enjoy the beauty of these beautiful natural tea leaves.

Tea origin: Local Liu An tea bush

Harvest time: 2011 spring

Picking standard: One bud with two leaves. The farmers separate the buds from the leaves during the process and only use the leaves

Shape: Tight, stick shape

Dried tea color: bloom dark green color

Aroma: clean and special floral aroma combined with light pleasing grassy aroma

Taste: Amazing fresh taste with a long-lasting sweetness

Brewing vessel: Recommend a glass cup or tea pot in order to fully appreciate the beauty of the tea leaves.

Brewing guidelines:

Glass cup: 2-4 grams per session (based on personal taste). The first infusion should have water at a temperature of 85-90C degree or 185-194F for about 3 minutes. Subsequent infusions should be about 3-4 minutes.

Brewing steps: First, warm up the glass cup with hot water and pour out the liquid. Second, put the teas leaves in the warm cup and rotate it gently and smell the aroma. Then, pour 1/3 of 85 degree C water into the cup and rotate the teas in the water gently for 10 seconds and smell the aroma. Finally, pour the remaining needed water into the cup for the first infusion.

Infusion numbers: at least 3 times

Gua Pian Tea(瓜片茶)

About JAS eTea View company

Company description not available.

1 Tasting Note

83
429 tasting notes

A deliciously light and broth-y, vegetal, with a full mouth feel with a fresh flavor. With as many green teas I have had in the past I must say this one left a memorable impression. I will be mentally keep this one on my “Must Have” list.

Plus Notes (Hubby): Tasted an earthiness tone with vegetal notes. Found the aroma nice and tasted delicious.

Thank you Jas eTea for the opportunity to sample this little gem.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.