LIU AN GUA PIAN
Also can be known as Lui An Melon Seed tea or Melon Slice. It is considered to be one of the top ten teas of China.
Origin - Liu An County, Dabie Mountains of China’s Western Anhui Province
Appearance - The tea gets its name from the shape of the processed tea leaves. They are flat and oval resembling melon seeds. In spring the tea growers cut off the ends of the tea branches and use the second leaf, not the bud. Each leaf’s central vein is cut out and the leaves are pan fired over low heat. The leaves are then shaped.
Taste - This is an elegant, light tea with a spicy but soft aroma. The tea is very smooth with a hint of sweetness from the melon and minimal astringency.
Brew time - Steep at 85C for 3 minutes.