The 2011 Zhong Cha Worker’s Special Grade Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop is an excellent everyday Liu Bao. It has a camphor flavour profile with notes of wood.
The 2014 Zhong Cha 8130 Lao Cang First Grade Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop is a tea with an interesting flavour combination: camphor and notes of wet forest floor.
The 1999 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao is full of creamy camphor and really goes the distance. This is definitely my favourite Liu Bao right now.
The 2010 Zhong Cha Duoteli 034006 from Lao Tea Shop was a tea full of energy. Flavours were subtle but the energy made sure every atom in my body was vibrating.
Moychay’s Hong Fu Jin Zhuan is a hei cha from Anhua in Hunan Province. It’s a warming and sweet tea with some fruity notes and a hint of medicinal flavours.
Nannuoshan’s 2009 Liubao is a tea that doesn’t want to let go. It’s mainly dry wood, but the texture is rich and full-bodied. You just can’t stop drinking.
Moychay’s 2015 Liubao Shu Cha is an excellent daily Liu Bao tea. The early infusions were syrupy, creamy and sweet. Herbal notes were present in all steeps.
Tea session of Exquisite Leaves’ 2017 Qianliang Little Cubes. It’s one of the top quality dark teas (heicha) from Anhua in Hunan Province.
2015 Wild Tianjian proves to be a warming tea that goes back and forth between smoked salmon and smoked pinewood. Definitely a top quality dark tea from Anhua.
I did a tasting of one of Exquisite Leaves’ teas. Delicious smoked pinewood in the 2017 Gongjian Fu Brick!