2008 Traditional Raw Liubao In Bamboo Basket

Tea type
Dark/heicha Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Alkaline, Bark, Bread Dough, Campfire, Cherry, Dark Wood, Drying, Earth, Grilled Food, Mineral, Root Beer, Roots, Salt, Smooth, Soy Sauce, Straw, Tobacco, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Woody, Pine, Smoke
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 43 oz / 1283 ml

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  • “I think I missed the boat on this one, maybe. I got nice comforting bread dough, but that was about all. I wonder if I shouldn’t have crocked it for a few months before digging in. Ah, well. Thank...” Read full tasting note
  • “When the sun goes down in November, the cold penetrates to the bone. No better tea to banish the chill and flood the body with warmth than a good aged tea. Feeling grateful for a lot of luxuries...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tea Swap Sample/Sipdown What started out as a normal Wednesday evening of gaming and tea became just that, but with an added burst of energy after drinking this Liubao. I forgot how much energy...” Read full tasting note
    89
  • “Another Liu bao last night. very interesting. the leaf material is really nice, long intact and not too much sticks. same parameters as i have for sheng 5g/80ml yixing 212F rinse/short...” Read full tasting note

From Chawangshop

This tea came from old liubao tea area in deep mountains in the middle of Liubao and Hezhou. 2008 late spring harvest, traditional processed and natural fermented. Pressed to 20kg bamboo basket. It is really one of the best young raw liubao we offer and the taste is similar with 3008 Gushu liubao cake we also offer. Tea soup is deep oragne color with nice aroma. Mellow, sweet and warm, rich in taste. It is enjoyable for drinking now and also really good for long term storage.

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389 tasting notes

I think I missed the boat on this one, maybe. I got nice comforting bread dough, but that was about all. I wonder if I shouldn’t have crocked it for a few months before digging in. Ah, well.

Thank you derk and White Antlers <3

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When the sun goes down in November, the cold penetrates to the bone. No better tea to banish the chill and flood the body with warmth than a good aged tea. Feeling grateful for a lot of luxuries right now.

An aged tea does not usually beckon one to admire the leaf. Here, the leaf is surprisingly large and in tact. It looks well processed and cared for. Nor does an aged tea usually beckon one to admire the leaf aromas. When dry, it smells like a powdery soft vanilla root beer, soy sauce, BBQ and wintergreen. Warming brings hard and dark wooden furniture. Rinsing brings back the root beer and wintergreen, now with earth-encrusted tree roots and petrichor, a general TCM feeling, tobacco and bread dough.

The liquor has a surprisingly strong wintergreen and BBQ pork aroma. The aged taste, less concentrated than the leaf aromas, begins with straw, wintergreen, campfire and a hint of butter, transitioning to a clean and crisp wintergreen woody tobacco root beer. I’ve never had birch beer but it makes me wonder if this is close. A slight cherry bark undertone comes into play.

The mouthfeel is generally smooth and mineral with some moments of juiciness followed by an alkaline impression in the back of the mouth. A little bit drying, some tingling of the salivary glands. The overall feeling, especially in the mouth and throat, is warming/cooling, much like the pervasive wintergreen character.

I read from both of the other reviewers that this tea is rather energizing, however those experiences were from 7 and 5 years ago, so maybe some of the caffeine has degraded with time. I was acting goofy and singing stupid songs to my cat (she’s almost 21!) and an imaginary crowd before sitting down with this tea; now I feel warm and relaxed, quieted. Bedtime is when I realize I’ve had a strong tea too late in the evening. If that’s the case, thankfully it’s Saturday.

White Antlers — your presence is missed. Thanks for passing this one on.

Flavors: Alkaline, Bark, Bread Dough, Campfire, Cherry, Dark Wood, Drying, Earth, Grilled Food, Mineral, Root Beer, Roots, Salt, Smooth, Soy Sauce, Straw, Tobacco, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vanilla, Wintergreen, Woody

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
gmathis

All of those flavor descriptors are so homey and comforting!

ashmanra

I sang with you (hello, venerable kitty!) and then quieted with you. Thank you for inviting us into your tea experience. <3

Mastress Alita

21 years! I hope I am as blessed to have my kitty for a long time, too.

Todd

That tea sounds fun and comforting. Long live the kitties!

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Tea Swap Sample/Sipdown

What started out as a normal Wednesday evening of gaming and tea became just that, but with an added burst of energy after drinking this Liubao. I forgot how much energy comes from the leaf…

Anyway, this is has a nice pine/smoky note throughout the session. That’s the best way to describe it, really. It’s quite powerful and definitely packs a punch.

Flavors: Pine, Smoke

Sil

What sort of gaming?

MadHatterTeaDrunk

PS4. Currently Monster Hunter: World. I used to play WOW, Diablo, Civilization & Elder Scrolls on PC, but I’ve not had a gaming computer since college, unfortunately. I’m just back to the “enough of a gaming computer to throw on Skyrim, but good enough to be used for college and day-to-day browsing.” xD

Sil

Nice!

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493 tasting notes

Another Liu bao last night. very interesting.
the leaf material is really nice, long intact and not too much sticks.
same parameters as i have for sheng
5g/80ml yixing 212F
rinse/short steeps

this Liu bao is nice, smoky not overly. it has that cooling pine needle /minty flavor.
But… its not a midnight drink. I was starving and had to fix myself a breakfast. eggs, mini bagel and cheddar. i felt quite energized and packed few more never ending boxes ( moving to a new place next week)

To sum up: it is a better version of Lapsang Sauchong. it is smooth and smoke is not harsh. i bet it will only improve in a few years

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Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 80 OZ / 2365 ML
Zennenn

good luck on your move!

boychik

Thanks ;)

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