This renowned tea is grown high up in the mountains of Anhui province. Gua Pian translates literally as "melon seeds", which refers to the way the leaves are shaped. Lu An refers to the source of this Grand Cru. This tea is one of the oldest and most renowned in China.An exceptionally intense and delicate cru, with vegetal, floral, toasted and mineral notes. It has a round texture, with a long finish.
- Anhui, China
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: evenly shaped, delicately rolled leaves
Colours: tender green and dark green
Scents: vegetal, fruity, honey, toasted hints
Scents: highly floral, fresh vegetal, fruity
Colours: Pale green. Clear liqueur
Texture: smooth start with a subtly powdery finish
Flavours: sweet, subtle acidity
Aromas: vegetal (fresh vegetal, raw vegetables), floral (white flowers), toasted hints, nuts (almonds), iodised, mineral finish
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a balanced Grand Cru, which initially reveals fresh vegetal and floral fragrances, which then develop into toasted and mineral notes. A balanced tea with intense aromatic notes.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 75°C.
With the Gong Fu Cha: infusions during 30-40 secondes.
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.