No. 75, Liu An Gua Pian

This unique Chinese green tea is harvested in mid April, when the first buds of the tea plant are allowed to mature into young leaves and then plucked.  They are harvested without any additional bud, leaves or stem.  The leaves are rolled in a wok with a bamboo brush, which gives the leaves their lovely twisted shape.  

Wonderfully complex and rich, this tea has notes of seaweed, seared asparagus and osmanthus with a lingering buttery sweet finish.   

Origin: Liu'An County, Anhui Province, China - 2015

Brewing Instructions:  

  • 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water  
  • 175ºF/80ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.)  
  • Brew 4-6 minutes  
  • Good for 2-3 infusions