Lu'an gua pian

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Iodine, Vegetables, Grass, Nutty, Spinach
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “Thick creamy viscous with a strong steaming vegetable character and a hint musk melon. In comparison with the Bi Luo Chun this guy doesn’t tend to fall into bitterness that easy. This whole...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ah, so this is melon seed tea. I had never heard of this tea before and did some searching about it while I was enjoying it. The colour of the leaves I have are not quite like in the picture. ...” Read full tasting note
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Tasting this Luan Gua Pian is the pleasant experience of a full, brisk green tea, with a delicate velvety texture. Few green teas are as bold as Luan Gua Pian without being harsh and bitter.

TASTE: Middle body, brisk, velvety

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Thick creamy viscous with a strong steaming vegetable character and a hint musk melon. In comparison with the Bi Luo Chun this guy doesn’t tend to fall into bitterness that easy. This whole vegetable basket steaming intensely within a nice fusion of zucchini, edamame and avocado while it covers every inch of your senses and inner mouth section with a fine coat of this elegant impression. But beside that it is going the left you behind mouth watering, craving for more while this whole coating more and more transforms into some kind of sweetness and a bit different vegetable profile of green sweet peppers and also naturally sweet corn. This Green fellow really is a sensation of its own and left quite the impression. Another aspect I really enjoyed was the salty ocean case – in this very case it created a feeling of a fine breeze whistling which brought an experience near my senses of standing on an open view ocean scene while the wind carries this fine sea salty scent through the air and my senses. A really lovely aspect.

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Ah, so this is melon seed tea. I had never heard of this tea before and did some searching about it while I was enjoying it.

The colour of the leaves I have are not quite like in the picture. Mine are quite dark, still green but looking almost black. I could smell a bit of spinach off the dry leaves.

The brew is a yellow colour. Not dark and not light – just yellow. It was grassy, a bit spinach & vegetal. The spinach & grassiness added that umami feel to it. There was also a slight nuttiness I always get from the Chinese green teas but wasn’t very strong in this one. What stood out more was the grassy flavour and that wasn’t overly strong like in Japanese teas but strong for a Chinese tea.

The first cup was excellent but in later brews the bitterness started creeping a bit into this tea. That was fine with me since I don’t always want plenty of infusions of every tea.
I’ve only had this one and Jin Shan Shi Yu so far and at this point I like the Jin Shan Shi Yu better than this one . This one is lacking the strong nutty/sweetness that the other had.

Flavors: Grass, Nutty, Spinach

Lion

I find that green tea tends to only yield 3 infusions for me before it is bitter or otherwise lacking in flavor, but even when I brew it gongfu style I don’t do particularly quick infusions. It seems to take longer to develop a round/robust flavor than other types do.

Ubacat

Yes, I rarely even do a 2nd infusion with any green tea. The first cup is always the best. I have so much tea, it’s a relief not to think I’m wasting the tea when I haven’t done multiple infusions. I agree about it taking a bit longer on the infusion time for gong fu. Probably because such low temperatures are used, it takes a little more time to get the flavour out.

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