The Gao Shan Da Shu (High Mountain, Big Tree) is a blend of Liu Bao from different areas of Guangxi and processed in different ways. Overall the feeling is of a light fermentation Liu Bao, but has a touch of the darker more traditional Liu Bao as well.
The name of this production "Chu Xin" means "Foremost in the Heart" and reflects the fine and exquisite nature of this tea. Unlike many older Liu Bao teas this one has not been wet stored and retains much of the original betel nut and camphor notes that exist due to the quality of the tea and careful processing.
The 45007 is wet piled for about 24 days and still retains some of it's "green" character. The result is a liu bao with only slight bitter, chocolate and betel nut flavors. Very smooth and lubricating, never harsh and with a sweet aftertaste.
The 0307 cake we are offering here is smooth and reminds me a bit of Taiwan aged raw pu-erh. It's got a thick mouth-feel and kind of freshly cut flower stems quality to it. Sweet with astringency, mushroom earthiness, but always thick and enlivening in the mouth and body.
35035 is the recipe number for this lovely light fermented Liu Bao tea from the oldest producer of Liu Bao in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory). Much like ripe pu-erh tea, liu bao is wet piled for for several weeks to allow fermentation to take place.
Produced by the Wuzhou division of the China Tea Company (Guangxi Zhong Cha) using the traditional wet piling technique! This is a wonderful example of what a well processed traditional style Liu Bao tea can taste like in it's infancy.
Traditional Style Liu Bao from the oldest producer of Liu Bao in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory). Grade 1 and Grade 3 wet piled material was expertly processed and then pressed into these "phat" 100 gram tea cakes.
Processed in 2001 and then packed into 25 kilogram baskets this tea still has some lumps and chunks but is easily pried apart. The tea soup is sweet and thick... there is a camphor spice and hint of aged raw pu-erh.
Small artisan produced Wild Liu Bao grown in a remote part of Wuzhou County in Guangxi Province. Expertly processed and then stored for almost 15 years in Guangxi. Available in 50, 100, 250 gram and whole basket quantities!