Hands down the best liubao I ever had. Picked it mainly because it was in
the upper price bracket, just wanted to tick bricks off my list. Very heavy
glutenous rice aroma. Can’t figure out whether branding has to do with it.
I mean the colour and pattern of packaging. Is it all subliminal. Four
digit starting with one, guessing not far away from zero. It is thick. Like
almost oily. If I blended tiajian with ripe, that feel. Maybe it is a brick
thing. Vaguely remember tuochas/ cakes were for greener types and bricks
for riper. There is another one with packaging looking similar but it is
loose. In a bag. Xiaguan, tried loose, tried flat, still bricks were better
rhyme to me. Maybe it is about stalks, like coarser type. Stems are
potentially more alkaline. And it is really loosely pressed. I do recall
some bricks marketed as rice ones. I wonder if that is about steaming with
rice. I know I had hua zhuan version scented with lotus. But my mind went,
this is to cover lower quality of material. Like selling marinated/ BBQ
chicken when unsuitable for fresh marketing. So what’s next ? Is this the
end of the road searching for most flavoursome oolong and passing thru
heichas that make your mind freeze. Like day tranquilizer but better. Like
something you would give to a sniper.


Boiling 8 min or more

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