Origin: China, Anhui
Tea colour: green tea
Aspect: crumpled leaves in the shape of squash seeds.
Colour: an intense green.
Scents: very rich: warm, toasted, leathery notes, as well as vanilla and fruity (jam) fragrances, and a touch of freshness (white flowers).
Scents: pronounced floral notes (white flowers, daisy, broom), green stems, a hint of leather, mineral, and a long toasted aroma.
Colour: a bright yellow liquor with green highlights.
Texture: very light and velvety, with a lingering astringency that lines the whole mouth.
Flavour: a touch of umami.
Aromas: very delicate aromas: a pronounced vegetal attack (cabbage, cooked vegetable) and a toasted hint that makes way for raw vegetable, mint, white flowers and fruit (apple, pear, watermelon).
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: very lively long notes, with raw vegetable, metallic and fruity qualities.
CeThis tea is cultivated on the slopes of the Da Bie Mountain in the Anhui province. Its name, Lu An, is taken from the tea estate, while Gua Pian comes from its shape, reminiscent of watermelon seeds. Alongside Tai Ping Hou Kui, this is one of the most ancient and famous Chinese teas.Magnificent leaves, delightfully green and tender. Exceptionally intense planty and fruity notes.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.