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Liuan Guapian Tea

Liu An Gua Pian also known as Melon Slice. It is a special type of green tea and the only green tea in China that requires no stalks or buds to be used in its production. After breaking off the leaves, rejecting the buds and stalks, the tea is made out of a unique traditional processing technology. Its name is derived from the shape of the processed tea leaves, which are flat and oval and resemble a melon seed. The tea is produced in Liu'an, Jinzhai and Huoshan counties in Anhui Province. Since the three counties were under the governance of Liu'an Government Office in the past, the tea is thus named Liu'an Guapian, which was made a tribute tea.

Liu An Gua Pian has a long history and rich cultural connotation. It was early recorded in the famous book The Classic of Tea in Tang Dynasty. In ancient time, it was listed among the tributes to the emperors, while in modern times it is specified as a special tribute tea for the Central Military Commission. And sometimes it is peresented as a national gift to foreign friends by the state.

Liu'an Guapian is smooth, straight and regular in shape, with the leaf side rolling down in a smooth manner. Without buds or stalks, the leaves are similar to melon seeds in shape and assume the emerald green color, which are bright and sleek. The tea features clear liquid and a lingering scent, as well as a fresh and mellow taste with a hint of sweetness.

Liu'an Guapian contains the highest nutritional value among the green tea. It is favored by people worldwide.

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