Our Liu Bao is rich and full bodied. It is clean and bright with a thick liquor that coats the entire mouth. With distinct earthy and woody notes that have a distinct long sweet finish reminiscent of ripe plum.
Liu Bao has a long history in Chinese tea that can be traced back to as early as Qing Dynasty. Early Chinese immigrants often travelled to Malaysia with a basket of Liu Bao with them to aid in digestion of foreign foods. In the late 1980s when the Chinese government was looking for a way to age pu er, tea specialists studied many dark teas, and found Liu Bao’s processes to be most suitable to accelerate ageing of raw pu er.
Origin: Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
Flavour profile: Ripe | Earth | Sweet Plum
Processing highlights: Less tender leaves, 3 or 4 leaves.
Tea Producer: Zhong Cha (中茶) sourced by Kaishan Mellis (A Leaf Story)
Our Liu Bao is smooth, ripe and full flavoured. The liquor has earth and wood flavour that is well-balanced against the fruit notes of ripe plum.
Leaf appearance: Large leaf, sun withered maocha, less tender leaves are used
Aroma: The aroma hints of damp earth, mineral and dried fruit.
Liquor colour: Deep amber “wine-like” liquor