Sold Out! Aged & Rested Liubao Mi Zhuan 2011 brick hei cha

Liubao Mi Zhuan #1710

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Hei Cha (fermented)

 

Liubao Mi Zhuan # 1710

 

 

Wuzhou Tea Factory
Liubao Town, Cangwu County,
Guangxi Province, China

2009 Late Spring Pluck
pressed in 2011
( 5-years aged)

Note on Steeping Hei Cha:

 

Liubao is traditionally ‘rinsed’ before being steeped.
This is done with a quick application of hot water that is poured over the tea in the gaiwan or teapot and then immediately discarded. The rinse water is not drunk – its purpose is to help the leaves begin to open during steeping.
Use  additional appropriately-heated water for the 1st steeping and subsequent re-steepings.

 

Western-style steeping in a medium-large sized teapot 25-32 ounces:

 

Use 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea per 6 oz water
Use water that is 200°F- 210°F
Rinse the tea in your teapot with a quick application of hot water
Immediately discard this liquid
Add additional hot water to start the 1st steeping
Steep for 3-4 minutes
Re-steep this leaf 1-2 additional times

 

Asian-style steeping in a small teapot under 10 oz or in a gaiwan:

 

Use 4 teaspoons (6 grams) of tea per 6 oz water
Use water that is 200°F-210°F
Rinse the tea in your teapot with a quick application of hot water
Immediately discard this liquid
Add additional hot water to start the 1st steeping
Steep for 25 seconds
Increase the steeping time an additional 5-10 seconds with each re-steep
Re-steep this leaf 4-6 times or more

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This three Cranes Brand Liubao Mi Zhuan was made from 2009 spring first-grade yi ji material and stored until it was pressed in 2011. The tea was released for sale in 2013.

This Liubao was made according to an old recipe – # 1710 – which has a bright aroma of dried fruits, and a refreshing, sweet taste.

The raw materials were given a light fermentation which allows the taste of the leaf to come through with a strong, true flavor. This liubao tea is very balanced and smooth, soft and supple  in the mouth. The aftertaste is sweet and pleasant and the liquor is a rich red-brown color. A good value 500-gram brick (17.6 oz) that will ensure many good cups of tea.

 

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