Liu Bao Hei Cha
Liu Bao Hei Cha

Liu Bao Hei Cha

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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.


Origin: Malaysia

Notes: Hey, Earthy

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
15 sec
10 sec
15 sec