Camphor

2000 Laoshu Liubao Characteas Tea Adventures

2000 Laoshu Liubao Tea Tasting (Characteas)

The 2000 Laoshu Liubao from Characteas was an interesting and delicious Liu Bao that combines camphor and beetroot. Earthy and tasty combination!

2005 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao Lao Tea Shop Tea Adventures

2005 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

The 2005 4 Gold Coins from Lao Tea Shop is another fantastic Liu Bao. It’s full of camphor and a lubricating creaminess that just keeps going.

2011 4 Gold Coins Lao Tea Shop Tea Adventures

2011 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

The 2011 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao from Lao Tea Shop is another great tea. It has everything I look for in a good Liu Bao: cream and camphor.

1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Puerh Yee On Tea Tea Adventures

1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Puerh Tea Tasting (Yee On Tea)

The 1999 Second Millennium Sun Withered Raw Puerh from Yee On Tea had strong camphor notes from the middle onwards. Good mouthfeel and creamy texture.

1990 Hong Kong Sheng Vin Satori Tea Adventures

1990 Hong Kong Sheng Tea Tasting (Vin-Satori)

The 1990 Hong Kong Sheng from Vin-Satori is the best aged sheng puerh I have ever tasted. Intense camphor with a creamy finish in some infusions.

2001 Wuzhou Liu Bao 9102 Yee On Tea Tea Adventures

2001 Wuzhou Liu Bao 9102 Tea Tasting (Yee On Tea)

The 2001 Wuzhou Liu Bao 9102 from Yee On tea is the perfect every day Liu Bao. It starts out with notes of betel nut and changes into sweet camphor.

1998 Bao Yan Jin Cha Xiaguan Tee Kontor Kiel Tea Adventures

1998 Bao Yan Jin Cha Xiaguan Tea Tasting (Tee Kontor Kiel)

The 1998 Bao Yan Jin Cha Xiaguan from Tee Kontor Kiel is a sheng puerh with exceptionally clean storage. Notes of camphor and spices with a sweet finish.

2007 Red Label Yee On Tea Tea Adventures

2007 Red Label Puerh Tea Tasting (Yee On Tea)

The 2007 Red Label from Yee On Tea is a tribute to the original Red Mark puerh from the 1950s. It’s sweet with strong notes of incense and camphor.

2015 5501 Nanyang Story Zhong Cha Liu Bao

2015 5501 Nanyang Story Zhong Cha Liu Bao Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

The 5501 Nanyang Story Zhong Cha Liu Bao is quite young, but it has great potential. Creamy flavours of camphor and mossy forest floor with a certain freshness.

2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh Lao Tea Shop Tea Adventures

2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

The 2001 XY Yiwu Gushu Shu Puerh from Lao Tea Shop is a sweet shou puerh with strong camphor notes in the finish and long-lasting aftertaste.

2002 CNNP Dai Language 7542 Tea Adventures

2002 CNNP Dai Language 7542 Tea Tasting (Puerhprivate)

The 2002 CNNP Dai Language 7542 sheng puerh from puerhprivate is a good example of (semi-) aged sheng. It had a camphor flavour profile with a creamy touch.

Late 90s Wuzhou Three Cranes Big Leaves Liu Bao Lao Tea Shop Tea Adventures

Late 90s Wuzhou Three Cranes Big Leaves Liu Bao Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

The Late 90s Wuzhou Three Cranes Big Leaves Liu Bao is an impressive tea full of camphor. Very warming tea that is perfect for a rainy Autumn day.

1999 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao Tea Adventures

1999 4 Gold Coins Liu Bao Tea Tasting (Lao Tea Shop)

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.

2005 Master Loo Tea Brick ANMO Tea Adventures

2005 Master Loo Tea Brick Tea Tasting (ANMO)

ANMO’s 2005 Master Loo Tea Brick is shou puerh with a woodsy flavour profile. It went from visiting a sawmill to walking through a camphor forest.

2013 Blue Label Shou Yunnan Sourcing Tea Adventures

2013 Yong De Blue Label Ripe Pu-er Tea Tasting (Yunnan Sourcing)

Yunnan Sourcing’s 2013 Yong De Blue Label Ripe Pu-er is a good everyday shou. It starts out earthy with notes of camphor and becomes really sweet.