Loose Leaf Liu Bao

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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  • “I had never heard of Liu Bao tea until I found it on the PuerhShop.com website... and since this is my first Liu Bao I don't know if it is good or bad compared to other ones. I found this little...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had a cuppa this today and it was delish, thank you *TeaBrat*!! Very light and refreshing for a puerh, or any tea really. Vibrant. I know what you mean about the camphor! Yum. I was interrupted...” Read full tasting note
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This is an authentic Three Cranes Brand Guangxi Liubao tea produced by Guangxi Wuzhou Tea Factory.

The tea has a pleasing red color, it boasts as the King of all black teas because of its mellow and sweet aftertaste. It is earthy, very smooth, just like a good Pu-erh. 2601 Liubao is considered as the benchmark in Liubao tea circle, just like a famous 7581 Pu-erh brick.

You will be impressed.

Liubao Tea 2 oz Vintage 2006 Fermented or cooked Premium class Loose tea leaves Caffeine: Moderate Special-Reserve

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I had never heard of Liu Bao tea until I found it on the PuerhShop.com website… and since this is my first Liu Bao I don’t know if it is good or bad compared to other ones.

I found this little article on Red Circle tea about how Liu Bao is made incase you’re interested: http://www.redcircletea.com/blog/?p=183

Anyway, onto the tea, this comes in a paper bag, excellent, no plastic always a bonus! I guess this tea is good when it’s aged as well, which means it’s probably better to store it in paper so it has a chance to breathe. The dry leaf does look a bit like a loose leaf pu-erh and I did pick up on some camphor notes just from smelling this in the bag.

I am steeping this gong fu style and I am really just loving it! There’s a slight hint of camphor here and the tea has some interesting notes similar to pu-erh, like woodsy and earthy but is much lighter, with excellent sweetness and a round mouthfeel. A bit of fruitiness is lingering there in the background. And I wish I wasn’t still a bit congested because I’m sure there are some things present here which I can’t even pick up on yet.

I will definitely be re-ordering this, very nice!

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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec
erichbenoit

I just adore a good liu bao. the one I posted about from Camellia Sinensis was particularly lovely, very clean… I have some more on the way at the moment, a raw version. From what I understand Liu Bao has both cooked and raw versions like pu’er. I will be checking this one out as well now.

TeaBrat

nice! Where did the raw one come from? I will for sure be looking for others.

erichbenoit

finepuer.com, who notes it as green. I have had one that was akin to shu pu, and some bao an liu an which reminded of an aged green. chawang shop also stocks a lot of liu an, liu bao, anhua hei cha, etc… I am hoping to place an order with them asap, as they also have a na ka cake i’ve been romancing in my head for a few weeks. :)

TeaBrat

awesome – thanks for the tips. you are a bad influence on me! j/k! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the green one.

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I had a cuppa this today and it was delish, thank you TeaBrat!!
Very light and refreshing for a puerh, or any tea really. Vibrant. I know what you mean about the camphor! Yum. I was interrupted by a family matter so wasn’t able to pay close attention to the particular notes, but overall I was rather impressed. Quite lovely :)

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