The Green teas of Anhui are known for their delicate flavors. This tea tastes like spring. The pale green liquor has a full-body reminiscent of starchy spring vegetables. The flavor of fresh spring peas and barley and smooth astringency.
Liu An Gua Pian comes from Jinzhai Town, Lu’An City, Anhui Province. This tea is a single-leaf pluck (unlike most of our Chinese teas which consist of the entire flush, which is the unopened flower bud and its two accompanying leaves) of the Qishangzhong cultivar of Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis. It goes through a complex process of pan-frying (shaqing – the “kill green” process of stopping enzymatic activity in green teas) and charcoal baking in giant bamboo baskets to produce a uniquely visually appealing, sweet and mellow tea.
Tea is highly personal and these instructions are only a starting point. Play with the parameters to find the perfect flavor for you.❦