Premier's Choice — Luan Guapian

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Premier's Choice (Luan Guapian) is a beautiful Green Tea (Lu Cha) from Anhui Province with a roasted taste and a smooth, drying, medium bodied mouthfeel.

Like all of our teas, we only source the "Grand Cru" version of Premier's Choice (Luan Guapian) through our exclusive relationships with the most sought after tea farmers in China.

About Premier's Choice

The Chinese name for Premier's Choice Luan Guapian should be recognizable to older generations. This tea is famous because it was Zhou En-Lai's favorite tea.

Unlike most Green teas, Luan Guapian is leaf only, no buds, despite being a spring pick. The absence of buds during a spring pick means that this tea has much more body than your typical Green. This also means that it is complicated and expensive to make Luan Guapian.

Understandably, the Chinese have been worried about losing the art of making this tea. Consequently, they have been recording its production process to preserve its unique style and methodology for generations to come.

Tea Profile

  • Category: Green Tea (Lu Cha)
  • Location: Anhui Province
  • Pick: Spring 2020
  • Special Properties: Famous
  • Aroma: Grassy
  • Taste: Roasted
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth, Drying, Medium Bodied
  • Sensory Experience: Cooling, Refreshing
  • Roast: Light
  • Oxidation: None

Best Brewed in Glass or Ceramic

Water Temperature 175°F
Amount of tea 4 grams of tea
Brew Covered or Uncovered Uncovered
Rinse None
Brew Times

Ceramic or Glass

  • 1st Brew: 2 minutes
  • 2nd Brew: 1 minute

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