2006 Vintage Lao Liu Bao Dark Tea Hei Cha 老六堡 - MeiMei Fine Teas
2006 Vintage Lao Liu Bao Dark Tea Hei Cha - MeiMei Fine Teas
Vintage Lao Liu Bao Dark Tea - Meimei Fine Teas

2006 Vintage Lao Liu Bao Dark Tea Hei Cha 老六堡

$ 35.80



Liu Bao dark tea is another major type of Chinese dark tea, like Puerh and Anhua. This tea was harvested in 2006 from the local varietal's top grade leaves and was hand processed using traditional methods and aged locally in bamboo baskets. This is the traditionally preferred natural post-fermentation process. This tea has been stored for 15-years and is now a wonderful tea to drink.  

This aged Liu Bao is very complex. You will be amazed how much fun it is to discover a new dimension of aged tea flavor with each infusion. It has the distinctive ginseng flavor that is associated with high quality aged Liu Bao tea. It is very smooth, slightly floral and fruity, producing a saliva-rich, full-mouth sensation. You may at first taste a little bit of earthiness, but with a full, rich, and distinctive and enticing taste, which is indicative of well-aged Liu Bao.  The taste also becomes sweeter and sweeter with each steep. If you like aged tea, you will appreciate the complexity and sensory attributes of this tea. 

Additional Info

Origin:                     Liu Bao village, Guangxi province, China

Harvest Time:         Spring 2006

Bush Varietal:         Local varietal

Caffeine level:         Low

Tasting Notes

This tea is very complex. At the first couple of steeps, it has a very light earthy (not musty) taste, full body, rich texture, and is very smooth. Subsequent steeps bring a strong enticing aroma, full and rich, smoother and sweeter with each steeping. 

Nice clear reddish brown color in the cup.

Steeping Guide

210oF, 4g for 8 oz of spring/filtered water, 1 minute, 6-10 steepings.  We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.

It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of the tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.