Lu'An Melon Slice:
Lu'An melon slice is the literal translation for "Lu An Gua
Pian".Lu'An melon slice is in lamellar shape that resembling
the seeds of sunflower, hence named "melon seeds slice".
The name "melon seeds slice" is now simplified as "melon
The original producing area for Lu'An melon slice is not Lu'An
county,but QiTouShan mountain which located in Jianzhai county.
At present, Lu'An county has developed as the biggest producting
area for Lu'An melon slice,while the best Lu'An melon slice still
from Jianzhai county.
The fresh tea leaves picked to produce Lu'An melon slice are much
different from that for other famous teas. After plucking one bud
with two/three leaves from the tea plant, the producers separate
the full-blown leaves from the tender leaves in time.Following that,
both leaf tip and stalk are cutted from the full-blown leaves. So
each single leaf of Lu'An melon slice is without bud and stalk.
Lu'An melon slice is curled at leaf edge and rich green in color
with white frost on the surface. The aroma is fresh,high and long
lasting. The taste is mellow and refreshing.
PS: The full-blown leaves are used to produce melon slice. At
the same time, the separated tender leaves and buds are excellent
to produce another famous tea "Emerald Eyebrow". Because
of the close relation between Lu'An melon slice and "Emerald
Eyebrow",we also call melon slice as "Emerald petal"