Tea: Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed

A Lu An Melon Seed from Upton Tea Imports - O Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Lu An Melon Seed
Region:Anhui, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:1 View All

Review of Organic Green Lu'An Melon Seed

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 54 of 583 of 100
ExcellentExcellentGood Value

Aroma is predominantly grassy, more grassy than any other green tea--drinking it conjures up images of being out in my yard, digging around in the grass. There are some interesting floral tones. Flavor is rather muted; most teas with similar aromas are a bit more sour, astringent, and brisk, but this tea mainly leaves a pleasant muted bitter aftertaste, and has little sourness.

I found this tea was picky about brewing temperature. It was too bland for me if brewed much under 180F, but if I went much higher than that, it took on a bit of a scalded quality as well as some unpleasant "overcooked vegetable" tones.

I liked making a single cup with a long infusion best (4+ min); you really need to use quite a lot of leaf to get a rich flavor.

One last thing I really liked about this tea is the way it made me feel. It seems more mild and centering than some teas.

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