Liu Bao Hei Cha
Liu Bao is one of the oldest teas. Back in the day, this tea was known more as a tea for peasants. Nowadays though, a lot of tea connoisseurs love drinking it. Normally we wouldn't recommend this tea to someone still new to the fermented tea world. This tea itself is very earthy, and most people who've never had it might think it tastes like dirt. Yes, it might not sound delicious. But this tea is actually one of the most popular teas in the world.
Liubao teas are fermented, similar to how a shou (cooked) ripe pu-erh tea is processed. They are kept in a room where humidity and temperature are controlled until the desired fermentation level is achieved. After the fermentation process, the tea leaves are then steamed and pressed, and turned into what we call a "tea cake."
The nice thing about preparing a Liu Bao tea is how easy it is. You can use boiling water and oversteep the tea. The stronger the tea flavor, the better it becomes. Liu Bao doesn't get bitter no matter how you make it. That's why this is the perfect tea to drink when your mind is preoccupied with other things.
Notes: Hey, Earthy