2022Top Grade Luan Guapian(六安瓜片)First Spring Green Tea 3g Mini Bags
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The only green tea without buds and stems, made with only leaves. Produced in Lu'an, Anhui, it has a seaweed fragrance. After soaking, the leaves stretch, which is very beautiful.
Picking time: April (pre-GuYu Spring Tea)
Net content: 3g/Bag
Level: Top Grade
Origin: Lu'an, Anhui
Dry tea:Emerald green color, no buds and no stems
Fragrance: Fresh floral and seaweed fragrance
Soup: Light green bright
Wet tea: Full and complete, dark green
Storage method: Store in a cool, dry, dark place. For long-term storage, it is recommended to place it below 0°C to keep the green tea fresh.
How to brew?
Lu'an Guapian should be brewed in a glass.
1. After smelling the cup, add 3g of tea and smell the tea aroma
2. Add 85-90℃ water
3. Wait 2-3min for the tea leaves to stretch before drinking.
More About Lu’an Guapian:
Why is it called Lu'an Guapian?
Lu'an Guapian is produced near Qishan in Lu'an City, Anhui Province. It is the only tea without buds and stalks. Because of its shape like sunflower seeds (瓜子：“Gua Zi”), it is called "Lu'an Guapian".
How are Lu'an Guapian made?
The origin of Lu'an Guapian is very narrow, only produced in the Dabie Mountains of Jinzhai County, Lu'an City, with a radius of only fifty or sixty miles. The misty rain here for many years weakens the direct sunlight and forms scattered light, which is conducive to the formation and accumulation of aromatic substances in tea.
When picking Lu'an Guapian, it is necessary to discard the tender shoots, and only take two or three leaves, seeking "strong" rather than "tender". The absence of buds reduces the grassy taste, and the absence of stems ensures that the tea is strong and not bitter.
Therefore, it has to wait until the tea buds grow completely, about after Qingming and before Grain Rain.
The craftsmanship of melon sliced tea is complicated and the time to market is late, so it does not have an advantage in the market, and even the inheritance of traditional skills is a problem. It is very rare to find a traditional product that can represent the quality of Lu'an Guapian.
How does it taste?
The color of Lu'an Guapian is emerald green, with hoarfrost, the soup color is clear green and bright, with the fragrance of flowers and seaweed, and the taste is fresh and sweet.
Lapsang Store Loose Black tea don't add other materials. Tea Buds and leaves all picked from Organic Nature tea origins.
In Lapsang Store. Not only different origins. Different Black Tea also have different picked standard, which determine its value in large extent.
Tea buds: The young buds and stems contain the most theanine. It is the main ingredient of black tea freshness
Effect: Theanine is the main amino acid in tea, black tea is the main component of Xianshuang, there are caramel aroma and flavor similar to MSG heavy and mellow, can ease the bitter taste, enhance sweetness.
Physiological function: Can promote nerve growth and improve brain function, enhance memory and immunity. Theanine is also dedicated to helping humans resist Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease, lowering blood pressure, increasing beneficial intestinal flora, and reducing plasma cholesterol.
Leaf: Contains more tea polysaccharides,
Effect: makes the tea sticks tight and oily, and the soup feels sweet and full-bodied. It can form a sweet taste of tea soup, and can also form some special aromas, such as sweet aroma, caramel aroma or chestnut aroma.
Physiological function: Tea polysaccharides have many physiological functions such as radiation protection, anticoagulation, antithrombosis, lowering blood sugar and enhancing immunity.
Leaves Maturity: tea polyphenols is one of the main components that form the color and fragrance of tea
Effect: General term for polyphenols in tea. and
The higher the maturity of buds and leaves: the less tea polyphenols, the worse the quality of black tea.
Physiological function: Tea polyphenols have anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood lipids, anti-cancer and anti-mutation effects!
Fresh Leaves: The tea mainly contains three alkaloids: caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. The content of dry matter (2%-4%) in caffeine is the highest, which is an important flavor in tea.
The thicker and older the leaves are, the less the alkaloids have.
Effect: The substance has a bitter taste and has a refreshing taste after being associated with theaflavins.
Physiological function:The alkaloids in tea can slightly stimulate the human cerebral cortex to relieve fatigue. At the same time, it will slightly stimulate the gastrointestinal system to help digestion and diuresis. Of course, in addition, it also has conventional health care methods such as strengthening the heart to relieve spasm and relax smooth muscle.