Verdant Tea

2017 Liu Bao Hei Cha

2017 Liu Bao Hei Cha

Sourced by Wang Yanxin

Part of Wang Yanxin’s guest curator pu’er collection, an opportunity to try unique aged pu’ers from growing regions and workshops across Yunnan.
  • true
    spice
    85
    redwood, moss
    true
    savory
    85
    sticky rice
    true
    fruit
    60
    elderberry
    true
    spice
    60
    allspice, mint
    true
    smooth, clean, cooling

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - redwood, moss
    • savory - sticky rice
    • fruit - elderberry
    • spice - allspice, mint
    • texture - smooth, clean, cooling

smooth , clean, and foresty with sticky rice notes

Liu Bao Hei Cha is a unique relative to pu’er from Guangxi that gets a deep oxidation before classic fermentation technique is applied. The slow oxidation and clean relatively-dry fermentation yields a lovely and rich, clean, smooth tea with sticky rice aromatics and cooling, woody, foresty aftertaste.


    • DATE OF PICKINGMarch 26th, 2011
    • YiwuYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION1400 meters
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    Wang Yanxin has been working with farmers in Yiwu for over fifteen years. She has recently partnered with the Najiao Farmer’s Cooperative to offer this extraordinary example of Yiwu’s trademark zhang xiang, the camphor-like cooling flavor that the tea picks up from such a high elevation biodiverse environment. The loose compression was expertly handled by Tian Long Tea Co, giving the tea enough circulation for even aging and easy breaking when it comes time to drink. Wang Yanxin has been able to age this tea out seven years to bring out rich sandalwood spice and forest flavors.


  • 'Most pu’er does become more complex over time. Astringency mellows out, darker and richer flavors come through. Textural complexities become more pronounced. Starting with an intriguing young pu’er of high quality with lots of textures and flavors at play will increase your chances of graceful aging.'

  • 4
    8
    212
    60 seconds
    30-40
    4
    5
    212
    20 seconds
    10-15
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times
    add 30-40 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds
    add 10-15 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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