Coming straight from a new garden project perched at 1,200 meters above sea level in eastern Guizhou, this tea harvested from 5-year-old seedlings of the Fuding Da Bai cultivar was grown without chemicals, as evidenced by the results of our laboratory tests in Shanghai.
Lu An Gua PianMelon Seeds from Lu An
This green tea from Anhui is one of China’s ten most famous teas. Its reputation comes from a very specific plucking, where only mature leaves are taken from the trees and the buds left in place.
Heated in steel woks and flattened with bamboo brushes, the leaves take on a bluish tint that really highlights this great style.
Corn, asparagus, kale… this tea is dominated by vegetable aromas. The absence of buds in the mix gives a thick body bitter at first, but quickly overtaken by sweet notes of grains and roasted nuts.
Definitely worthy of its Grand Cru status.
- Cultivar: Dang Di Lao Pin Zhong
- Producer: Deng, Ke Guo
- Altitude: 700m
- Date of harvest: April 23, 2020
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