Little Melon Seed (Lu An Gua Pian)
A "famous tea", recognized as exceptional in quality by emperors in centuries past, Little Melon Seed or Lu An Guapian is a wonderful yellow tea. Showing deep green almost blue colors, the leaves evidence the richness of the varietal and the farm's nurturing soils. Grown at a high elevation in the Huang Shan Mountains of Anhui Province, this tea has long been enjoyed for its unique flavor and sweet, herbaceous notes. Due to the fact a yellow tea receives an extra "steam" in processing, it cups to a clear, light-yellow with hint of green cup color. As the leaves fully open, their shape reminds tea drinkers of a melon seed with a finely serrated edge. Taste is full, offers a bit of a green tea "bite" as the varietal is strong in flavor; yet it is undeniably sweet and "round" in the mouth, with a finish that makes for an exquisite cup of tea. A "famous tea" it is well worth the taste experience. Lot # 2
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Supporting adults with disabilities
Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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Lu An Gua Pian - one of China's "famous teas". High quality and a heavenly taste, it was once reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of the emperors.
Yellow tea varietals offer a round mouth feel. Naturally sweet & clean.