In my words, Liu An Gua Pian is the most unique tea in Green Tea category, simply because this is the tea without bud; the Melon Seed shape, and extraordinary health benefits .
A Contribution to The Royal
This tea is a truly elegant tea with a light and almost spicy aroma. The taste of the tea is very smooth and has a hint of sweetness to it. The tea got its name from the shape of the processed tea leaves. They are flat and oval, resembling a melon seed. In early spring the tea growers cut off the end of the tea tree branches and use the second tea leaf and not the bud, as in most teas. Each leaf's central vein is cut out and the leaves are pan fried over low heat. During the frying stage, the leaves are shaped into the melon seed shape. In Song Dynasty it is considered to be one of the best tea in China (AD960-1279). Before Ming Dynasty (AD1368-1644) it had became a royal contribution. It is a highly valued member in the green tea family.
Personality: healthy, cheerful, ambitions, determined, delightful!
Sun Sign: ♋ Cancer
Chinese Zodiac: dog
∆ 1 tsp
∆ Infuse 7 cups
∆ 94°C 201°F
∆ Steeping time 3 - 4 min
∆ Caffeine ★★☆☆☆
∆ 30 grams. can make 120 + cups of tea. (based on 1 tsp loose leaf per cup of water)
Harvested Time: March, 2012
Yi Bei Chun (一杯春). Liu An, AnHui Province
GMP, HACCP, ISO, QS
High-grown Green tea from the Liu An Village of An Hui Province, China.
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Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/242000-the-effects-of-using-green-tea-for-weight-loss/#ixzz22LVX2QAO
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