Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea - Liu An Melon Seed

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.

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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 80°C. Apply 3-4 g Liu An Melon Seed tea leaves into the teapot, add hot water, and brew for 4-5 minutes. Liu An Melon Seed can generally be brewed for up to 3 times. For optional taste, refill around 70% full of hot water when one-third of the first brew remains.

Liu An Melon Seed Origin

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.

Liu An Melon Seed Health Benefits

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.

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.

Liu An Melon Seed in Chinese: 六安瓜片 - liù ān guā piān

Additional Info
Additional Info
Steeping time 4-5 min
Steeping temperature 80 °C - 175 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 1.5 tbsp
Tea Year 2018
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content medium
Tea Region Liu'an Village
Tea Province Anhui
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 六安瓜片
Customer Reviews (2)
A highly recommended tea for daily consumption.
The grassy taste and strong aroma are the strong attraction and with daily regular intake of Liu An Melon Seed Green Tea I succeeded to bring down my weight, and maintaining and improve my health. Review by Florence (Posted on 7/19/2015)
Green tea lover
Like most green teas, this is somewhat bitter, with a grassy taste. The tea leaves smell wonderful. I would say the overall flavor is strong. I would recommend this for serious tea drinkers that prefer a more traditional flavor. Review by Nicolette (Posted on 5/12/2015)
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