Make Every Day Delightful with Tea Drunk Everyday

Making it on the Tea Drunk menu is an astonishing feat for a tea. The teas we sell are indeed the best in the world, made from the very best trees, in the very best terroir, by the very best farmers. And we don't stop there. Since Tea Drunk's teas are vintage-specific, we only consider offering the very best teas of that particular season. 

With the Everyday series, we aim to offer a highly-curated selection of high-end loose leaf teas for your everyday enjoyment. Following Tea Drunk's three pillars of excellence: location, cultivar, and craft, these teas are some of the best you will find on the market at unbeatable prices. 

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Green tea

Tea Drunk Everyday: Lu An Gua Pian 六安瓜片

floral, cornflower, creamy, sweet finish

Regular price $32.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $32.00 USD
  • Tasting Notes

    A creamy green tea with big, tranquil, sugary undertones.

  • Origin, Category, and Sub-Category

    Qi Shan, Lu An, An Hui Province, China (~250-500m elevation)

    Category: Green tea

    Sub-Category: Hong Qing (Baked Green)

  • History and Signifigance

    Gua Pian is the only Chinese green tea made using only leaves, no buds or stems. This Gua Pian is from heirloom trees in Lu An, one of the oldest tea-making regions in China with over 1000 years of tea-making history.

  • Processing

    Gua Pian woks are wood-fired and usually in a standup position with two or three line up in a row. Once the leaves are thoroughly cooked (enzymes killed), they are transferred to the next wok(s) to take shape. The tea makers use a small broom or swatter-looking tool to move the leaves, then gently beat it continuously to make sure the leaves are heated evenly and take on the signature tightening shape, making about half an ounce of tea at a time. The leaves are then transferred to a slightly warped bamboo tray and moved nimbly over dim charcoal ash to slowly bake dry. After the teas are baked dry comes the most tedious step of all top-shelf Chinese teas, where one by one, the older leaves and stems are picked out from the batch. Then a unique action of Gua Pian is performed, La Da Huo, or pulling the big fire.
    The semi-dried leaves are put on a giant bamboo tray with one man on each side of it, and walk the tea over a big sizzling pit of charcoal fire to flash roast the teas. For each batch of tea, this step is repeated for about an hour. The tea leaves lose about 30% more moisture after this step. Indigenous varietals of Gua Pian are affectionately referred to as Ben Cha (“stupid tea”) among locals.

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How to Order Tea Drunk Everyday

Each pre-packaged loose leaf sample of Tea Drunk Everyday comes in the standard size for the specific category of tea. We've designed this series to help you incorporate drinking high quality tea into your everyday life, with three larger volume options:

- 7 packets

- 14 packets

- 30 packets