Also called Gua Zi Pian, Pian Cha, or "unflower seed" because of its resemblance to the popular tea house snack.
Originates in Tang Dynasty from Liuan, Jinzai and Huoshan counties, Anhui, China. Over the years, the name has been shortened to Guapian causing some to mistakenly call this tea "melon seed".
By either name, this is a special tea for its harvesting and processing techniques. The long leaves are thin and soft creating a rich flavor without bitterness.
Liuan Guapian is a rare long leaf green tea with a clean bright green color, mild flavor, clean and high aroma. Second infusion usually tastes the best.
Brewing: 1 T, 200 degrees, 3 minutes, 3 infusions
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan
Storage: Keep Liuan Guapian cool and dry away from direct sun light and other spices.