Three Cranes WuZhou (Guang Xi) Tea Factory (Yunnan Sourcing)

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I guess you can’t like them all. I have tried a number of Liu Bao teas now and have found only a few that I truly liked. This one started out with a note of bamboo then moved on to a note of whiskey. Then it moved on to something else that I am not sure how to describe. It never got truly sweet like the ripe puerh liu bao is an attempt to emulate. I bought a whole bing of this one so I will age it for a year and see what I think of it then.

I steeped this tea ten times in a 150ml gaiwan with 12.2g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, and 1 minute. There were more steeps in the leaves but I did not have any desire to continue.

Flavors: Bamboo, Whiskey

Boiling 12 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

I’ve yet to try a Liu Bao that I really like


You may want to put it into a more humid than usual storage or put it in a place that you sort of forget it’s there. Some teas like that are just meant to be older before you drink it. Hopefully it will turn alright. I have one that tasted like the worst herbal medicine I’ve tried and it was extremely astringent. I dont love it now, but most of the things that were off putting have subsided quite a bit.


I’ve seen the phrase ‘ripe puer that liu bao is trying to emulate’ a few times but as far as I know, liu bao has been around much longer than shu.

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