Origin: Anhui Province, China
Price: Sample (regular price - $16.95 for 4oz.)
Vendor: Mighty Leaf
Brewing Method: Per Instructed - 1 teaspoon of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, heated to 170°F-180°F, steeped for 2 - 3 minutes
Overall Score: 4.7 out of 5
Organic Lu An Gua Pian is simply organic green tea from China. The leaves are very large, long, rolled strands with a mix of light and dark green colors. The aroma, although subtle, is vegetal – smells like grass basically.
The aroma of the tea is very grassy and vegetal. It has that fresh smell, kind of like dew. The liquor is a beautiful greenish-yellow color.
The taste is sweet and grassy. It has this lime-like flavor to it. The tea is not bitter or astringent. I would say that it is very mellow and has a delicate flavor overall. This blend is very simple in aroma and flavor which is perfectly fine with me. If you flavor a tea with too many ingredients then things can get complicated.
This is great stuff. I finished my cup and I am ready for another. Simple teas like this one always take me back to the heart of the tea plant and remind me of what true green tea is supposed to taste like.