A legendary favorite tea of emperors and dignitaries including the empress Dowager Cixi and Henry Kissinger. Liu An Melon Seed is known for its unique shape and taste. Single leaves, carefully cut to equal size, are pan-fired over low heat, shaping the leaves into a beautiful melon-seed shape and creating a tea with bright green leaves and a refreshing, crisp flavor.
Steeping Time 2-3 min
Steeping Temperature 80 °C – 176 °F
Grams per Cup 2 gram
Tea Year 2014
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content medium
Tea Region Liu’an Village
Tea Province Anhui
What are the health benefits of Liu An Melon Seed?
Drinking Legendary Liu An Melon Seed and other Chinese green teas helps reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 24 times better than vitamin E. This helps your body at protecting cells from damage which is proved to be linked to cancer. In addition, it helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. Even after the heart attack it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.
How to steep Liu An Melon Seed Green Tea?
To bring out the best flavor of the tea, the water for brewing Legendary Liu An Melon Seed should be at 78- 82°C. Apply 3-4 g Liu An Melon Seed tea leaves to an uncovered ceramic teapot, add 1/3 teapot of hot water and brew for two minutes. Legendary Liu An Melon Seed can generally be brewed for up to 3 times, however the second and third brewing will have a weaker taste. For optional taste, refill around 70% full of hot water when one-third of the first brew remains.
Which region of China is Liu An Melon Seed from?
Liu An Melon Seed is a unique type of Chinese green tea produced in Liu An County in Anhui Province in the middle part of China. One of the oldest teas in China, it has been highly praised by tea connoisseurs from Tang Dynasty and was chosen as a special gift for Henry Kissinger during his first secret visit to China in 1971.
Is Liu An Melon Seed really made of Melon Seed?
No, “Melon Seed” refers to the shape of this rare type of tea resulting from the pan-firing process.
What’s the name of Legendary Liu An Melon Seed Green Tea in Chinese?
Liu An Melon Seed Green Tea – 六安瓜片绿茶- liù ān guā piān
Liu An Melon Seed – 六安瓜片 – liù ān guā piān
Green Tea – 绿茶 – lǜ chá