Lu An Guapian, also known as Lu An Melon Seed green tea, is a green tea from Lu'an County in Anhui Province.  Its name is derived from the shape of the tea leaves, which are flat and oval and resemble a melon seed.  It is a baked green tea which causes the taste of the tea to be different from other types of green tea in China.  During the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Lu An Guapian was widely used to prevent sunstroke by the Chinese.  Picking Lu An Guapian is different from other green teas.  Only the second and third leaves on the branch are picked instead of new buds that are used by most green tea.  With a bright color, Lu An Guapian has a particularly smooth mineral taste and sweet aroma.


  • Ingredients:  Green Tea
  • Packaging: Luxury Tea Tins, 20g/40g
  • Origin:  Lu An, Anhui Province, China
  • Cultivar:  Dushan Guazi
  • Elevation:  1,800 ft
  • Picking Date:  April 2018
  • Picking Style:  2nd and 3rd leaves, first flush
  • Dry Leaves Appearance:  medium dark green log-shaped leaves
  • Wet Leaves Aroma:  sea air, minerals, umami, cut grass
  • Liquor Appearance:  vibrant green, slight cloudiness
  • Liquor Aroma:  wet grass, sea shells, popcorn
  • Taste:  watercress, grilled sweet corn, seaweed
  • Mouthfeel:  medium thickness, mildly dry finish
  • Caffeine Level:  Moderate

Lu An Guapian

  • Gong Fu Brewing of Lu An Guapian:

    • 4g per 100ml
    • 175°F / 80°C
    • 15 seconds
    • 5 infusions


    Western Brewing of Lu An Guapian:

    • 1.5 tsp per 8oz
    • 175°F / 80°C
    • 90 seconds
    • 3 infusions


    For complete tea brewing guide click here.