Grands Crus



Lu’an Gua Pian

2022 New season China’s green tea
An exceptional Grand Cru with fresh, vegetal and fruity notes.
SafeTea™ *Inspected according to EU regulations on the plant-protection quality of food.
€39.00 €1.00 / 100g

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 75°C - 170°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This renowned tea is grown high in the mountains of Anhui province. Gua Pian literally translates as "melon seeds", which refers to the way the leaves are shaped. Lu An refers to this Grand Cru's source. It is one of the oldest and most famous teas in China : already known in the Cha Jing of Lu Yu under the Tang, only reserved for imperial court under the Qing.

The picking is particular as we only take the 2nd and 3rd leaf to avoid any bitterness (there are neither buds, nor stems which are carefully removed). The manufacture is very long, precise, meticulous and manual. Some operations are repeated up to 60 times on the same batch !

An exceptional silky and sweet cru, with a fresh, vegetal, fruity and hazelnut profile, which is gentle enough to suit all tastes.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Anhui, China
  • Tea colour:
  • Green tea

Suggestion of preparation

With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 170°F.

With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 seconds.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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