Packet 30g
$17.73 ($0.59/g)
Pouch 120g
$60.30 ($0.50/g)
Taster 5g
$3.79 ($0.76/g)
+ $7.28 $8.50
14% off
+ $17.28
- +
- +
  • Rank

    Red beet and earth. Many infusions before I pick up some sweetness as well.

Dive into the dark, rich and earthly delights of a classic Liu Bao. Smooth, thick and sweet with a vaporous herbal spice.

I imagine this when I think of my most beloved Liu Bao. Deeply fermented in baskets and aged since 2009 in Guangxi, it exhibits all of the hallmarks of what I celebrate in this famous Hei Cha.

The liquor is a deep mahogany brown, and the mouthfeel is thick and silky. The taste is a celebration of the richness of all things earthly - a mouthful of nuts, clay, starches and woodsy aromatic herbs. It leaves with a cooling and sweet finish that lasts for hours.

The body sensation is also spot-on. Digestive, settling and mind-focussing to help you work or relax. You may want to grab a pouch because I know that you will want that feeling whenever you reach for a brew.

I would highly recommend that you taste this tea alongside the young and fruity Bright Heart 2021 made by the same producer. A comparative tasting will amaze you and show off the difference between the classic Liu Bao character and the younger and brighter upstarts.


Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
5 20 +5 15 1 120 +30 5

We think you’ll love:

Fengqing Shu Tuo 1996

Ripe PuErh aged since 1996 in Yunnan. Wet cave, new leather, medicinal bark and the slightest earthy apple sweetness. Excellent digestif.

2021 Liu Bao

Vibrant 2021 Liu Bao from Qinzhou. Brown sugar, salted plums, sherbet, iron-rich rocks and aged tangerine.

Individually handmade Qinzhou Nixing Clay pot in the Pan Hu style. Approx 150ml.

Bulang Lao Cha Tou

Creamy and fruit laden Lao Cha Tou PuErh made 150-200 year old tea trees. Semolina pudding with cherry jam and creme caramel.