Anhui province is the home of China's greatest green teas, and Lu'An Gua Pian is no exception. When steeped in water, the tea leaves turn into melon seeds. They also give off a fresh, mineral aroma.
The plucking of Lu'An melon seeds deserves special mention because of how difficult and time-consuming it is. Only the first leaf below the bud-set is plucked. This reduces the vegetal greenness of the tea, but it requires much care and coordination on the part of tea-producer!
|Brewing Guide||3g to 150ml, 70°C|