Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: SwanSisters
Delicately vegetal and floral. This is a green tea that stands out from the rest. Lu’an has a roasted note that is reminiscent of an oolong, The toastiness creates a stronger flavour that you will find in other greens. Smooth, nutty and sweet with a round mouthfeel and a long finish.
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Lovely! What a wonderful tea for Amoda Tea to include in their tea tasting box for November! Just when I thought that they only understand flavored teas, they pull out something like this Lu’an Guapian Green Tea from SwanSisters, and prove me wrong. (But please don’t tell my husband I said that!)
This is sweet and has a texture that is like a nourishing broth: thick and smooth. The above description mentions a round mouthfeel and yes, that’s it exactly. It is very well-rounded. It is not quite as vegetal as you would expect from a green … and again, as the description above suggests, this is more like an Oolong.
The nutty tones make the taste sweet and creamy. It’s not overly “toasty” or roasted in flavor, but, I can see how Amoda Tea made that comparison, because the nutty tones do taste like freshly roasted nuts.
A very enjoyable tea. This is the first tea that I’ve sampled from this company, and my interest is piqued! I hope that I’ll have the opportunity to try more soon!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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