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Guangxi Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea

Thick body, smooth taste with sweet finish

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Guangxi Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea

Thick body, smooth taste with sweet finish

Rating:
83% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Longlin County, Baise City, Guangxi, China

Harvest Date:

May, 2015

Plucking Standard:

One bud with two leaves

Dry Leaf: 

Tight strips with dark brown and glossy color

Aroma: 

Jujube aroma, sweet smell and aged fragrance

Liquor: 

Bright red color

Taste: 

Sweet and smooth, tastes thick, mellow and rich without bitter taste

Tea Bush:

Bai Hao tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Yaming tea garden (1000 metres above sea level)

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

The aged the better

Angel's Comment:

With bright red tea liquor, mellow and aged aroma, sweet and smooth taste, this tea can be brewed for many times without bitter taste and is suitable for long aging and for tea friends who are new to dark tea.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

Liu Bao, translating literally to Six Forts, is a type of dark tea named after Liu Bao Xiang of Guangxi. This type of tea can be divided into seven grades, superfine at the highest quality, and grade one to six. TeaVivre’s Liu Bao Tea belongs to grade one with dark brown color. Much like pu-erh tea, the more aged a liu bao becomes, generally the better it tastes.

 

The tea liquor is a beautiful bright red in color, and the taste is soft and mellow from the start, full and thick almost like a rice soup. Liu bao is also quite suitable for being boiled, helping to release its embedded substances as well as bringing out the full definition of the liquor.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
2.5 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 8g Tea
Brewing time: 5 - 8 mins 8 steeps: Rinse, 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 50s, 70s, 140s, 180s
Tea Garden

The Yaming Bai Hao tea garden covers a total area of around 1,000 mu of mountainous terrain between 500 and 1200m above sea level. This garden is fully surrounded by woods, and clouds and mist often shroud it throughout dawn and night, helping to prevent the harmful effects of UV rays on the tea plants growing here. To further ensure quality, chemical pesticides and fertilizers are strictly forbidden; the tea garden earned its organic authorization in 2015.

Yaming Bai Hao tea garden

tea garden

tea garden

Origin

While China is the hometown of tea production in general, Guangxi is the birthplace of Bai Hao tea itself. The trees here are commonly grown at altitudes between 800 and 1500m, receiving an average precipitation of 1500-2000mm per year and with an average yearly temperature of 16-23℃.

Map of Longlin

Tea Bush

It is said that the Bai Hao variety is the only tea species versatile enough to be used as base material for all of the six basic types of tea: green, white, black, yellow, oolong, and pu-erh. It is a large-leaf species with elastic yellowish-green leaves containing an abundance of important compounds: one test shows that the leaves contain 3.36% amino acids, 35.6% polyphenols, 4.91% caffeine, and 182.92 mg/g of catechinic acid.

In 1964 a large number of these trees were found growing wild in Lingyun County, Guangxi, with the largest among them measured at nearly ten meters in height with a trunk 25cm wide.

Bai Hao tea tree

History

Liu Bao tea has a history stretching back longer than 1500 years as a unique traditional tea from Guangxi. During the Qing dynasty it was listed as one of the 24 most famous Chinese teas for its unique betel nut aroma; then through the Maritime Silk Road, it was exported to southeast Asia and other countries through the 19th century, and has gradually become an indispensable part of life for overseas Chinese or local tea lovers.

Honor

In 2006, liu bao won the only gold medal for the dark tea category in the Guangzhou, China International Tea Expo; in 2007 it was awarded a number of gold and Tea King awards by the nation and Autonomous Region; and in 2011, the former National Bureau of Quality Inspection approved the implementation of protection of geographical indications for the tea type.

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