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Late 2000's Old Style Liu Bao

Late 2000's Old Style Liu Bao

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Imperial Sip
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$9.75
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I can hands down say that this is the most extraordinary liu bao from the past couple of decades that I've come across. I have very little information about it. From drinking, I'd say it's around 10 years old. The 45kg baskets are marked with the brand of a big factory, but it's very different from their productions and basket style. Perhaps this was a small production from farmers that was later rebranded by the factory for export or resale. It appears to have been processed in the very traditional (pre-1958) method of repeated steaming, rolling and frying before being fermented in the basket. This gives a very vibrant tea with none of the fermentation flavor common in Liu Bao and shu puer.

When drinking the tea is active and lively in the mouth, there's a hint of camphor flavor, a very very long aftertaste and lots of salivation. As an introduction to Liu Bao, a daily drinker for seasoned tea connoisseurs or just a pleasant drink I can highly recommend this tea.


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