Liu An Gua Pian (Melon Seed) Green Tea 50g
The name translates as 'melon seed' and is so-called for the shape of its leaves. Particular care is taken in plucking and sorting the leaves, so that the buds and stalks are removed. This careful grooming pan-firing over charcoal yields a fresh aroma, a smooth texture and a sweet, floral taste with just a hint of smokiness.
Liu An Gua Pian is on the list of 'China's Most Famous Teas'. It has a long history, going back about 1,300 years and comes from Jin Zhai County in Anhui Province.