Lu'an Melon Seed

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Not sure if this listing is exactly the same as the tea I have, which is ZG68: Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed. But I did not see any other Lu'Ans on Upton's site. I've been wanting to try this...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2582 tasting notes
  • “I brewed this in my 5 oz cup at 175* for about 30 seconds the first time then about 2 minutes the second time because the first one was pretty weak. Even at that the first steep was reminiscent of...” Read full tasting note
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    feralanima 174 tasting notes
  • “It's amazing how long an Upton sample pouch of tea will last. Pretty sure this is my fourth cup or so of this particular tea and there's still a good 5 servings left in there. I was very...” Read full tasting note
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    beckymew 70 tasting notes
  • “1 1/2 tbsp for 18 oz water. Very light on flavor and just a tiny bit astringent. I think, though I can appreciate this tea, that my personal preference is leaning toward teas in the middle of...” Read full tasting note
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    RachelJ 110 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

“Grown in the Lu’An region of western An Hui province, this tea has bold, beautiful leaves that yield a smooth and flavorful cup. The bright yellow-green liquor has a full taste and imparts a sweet, lingering finish. Infuse with 180 degree water for 3 min.”
-www.uptontea.com

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7 Tasting Notes

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Not sure if this listing is exactly the same as the tea I have, which is ZG68: Organic Green Lu’An Melon Seed. But I did not see any other Lu’Ans on Upton’s site.

I’ve been wanting to try this particular type of tea for a while now. Steeped via regular infuser mug method.

I did not keep a close eye on the time so I was a bit worried about this one. After smelling the wet leaf I do find it very vegetal, sweet and almost spinach like. My cup is a light greenish-gold. So far I am liking this. Yes, it is vegetal, almost slightly grassy with some similarities to Japanese green tea. There is a pleasant nuttiness about this tea and it does have more sweetness in the finish than a lot of other Chinese green teas which make feel like I’m drinking boiled bok choy. It also seems very clean, organic a +.

If dragonwell and sencha gave birth, would this be their love child? I’m not sure but this was a lovely morning tea! I’d consider buying this again as a basic, everyday green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

LOL…love child….how Supreme! I think that is a good analogy, as noted in the Name-Melon “Seed”. :))

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I brewed this in my 5 oz cup at 175* for about 30 seconds the first time then about 2 minutes the second time because the first one was pretty weak. Even at that the first steep was reminiscent of a Japanese green tea. It was like a watered down sencha without the really nice savory notes that sencha has. But it was nice a nice sweet vegetal green tea.

The seconds steep was really odd. I couldn’t figure out what I was tasting but it felt familiar. I went through the other two tasting notes on this tea to see if someone else had a good descriptor of what it was I was tasting. I found it. Amy Oh had written at the end of her tasting note “If Dragonwell and Sencha gave birth, would this be their love child?” And I could not have said it better myself.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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It’s amazing how long an Upton sample pouch of tea will last. Pretty sure this is my fourth cup or so of this particular tea and there’s still a good 5 servings left in there. I was very absent-minded tonight and accidentally brewed this with full-on boiling water, so I was afraid it’d be bitter but it was fine. Really I just needed a break from thinking about how I’m not working on my homework right now, and it’s providing exactly that.

As much as I enjoy my classes this term, I’m ready for the long holiday. Of course, I said that last term, and I ended up climbing the walls long before the next session began. Soooo.

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1 1/2 tbsp for 18 oz water.

Very light on flavor and just a tiny bit astringent. I think, though I can appreciate this tea, that my personal preference is leaning toward teas in the middle of the oolong spectrum.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I recently made an order from Upton to fill up my Earl Grey tin and I chose a couple of tea samples that had been Upton best-sellers. Here is the report on one of them:

Both the picture and the name of this tea appealed to me. They both just muster pleasant images in my mind. The dry leaf has a more Oolongy appearence, and is so dark it is almost—blue, which is intriguing. As for the name… I mean, I love melons.

This is a Chinese green tea, but the flavor reminds me of a more characteristically Japanese “peaty” flavor. I have been detecting that flavor in Chinese greens an awful lot lately, so I wonder when I will altogether drop the reference and just start giving Chinese teas the credit…

Note: I feel kind of buzzed after 2 successive unique cups, so the caffeine content gets a +.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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