2003 Liu An Hei Cha

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Earth, Forest Floor, Milk, Molasses, Nutty, Smooth, Vanilla, Vegetal, Wet Earth
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “Liu An is not a type of tea that one would encounter all that often, especially an aged one. That’s why I was very happy to be able to sample this tea from Tea Joint. It is indeed quite unique, ...” Read full tasting note
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Liu An is a Hei Cha named after the province where it is made. The last stage of production differs from other Hei Cha tea: once the leaves have been twisted and dried they are left overnight in small bamboo baskets. Only young tea leaves are used to make this tea.

Lui An Hei Cha has a strong earthy, smoky, woody aroma with pea overtones. The flavour is rich and voluminous with nutty and earthy notes, the aftertaste is long-lasting and viscous Invigorating and helps to focus.

Recommended brewing temperature is 95-100°С (203-212°F). Best prepared in thick clay teaware, but porcelain and glass teaware can also be used. Tea-to-water ratio is 5 g. (0.14 oz) per 100 ml. (3.5 oz) of water. It can be steeped up to 9 times and can be brewed during any time of the day: morning, afternoon or evening.

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Liu An is not a type of tea that one would encounter all that often, especially an aged one. That’s why I was very happy to be able to sample this tea from Tea Joint. It is indeed quite unique, but also somewhat reminiscent of wet stored shou.

In particular, the aroma has strong notes of fresh soil, dungeon, and nuts besides other ones that are harder to identify. The liquor is medium bodied, very smooth and super comforting. Mouthfeel-wise, I get mostly oily and bubbly sensations.

The taste is sweet, nutty and earthy above all else. Early on in the session it tastes of milk, later on it gets more vegetal. Long infusions towards the end specifically are very nice and nutty. The aftertaste is slightly astringent and cooling with new notes of molasses, garlic and vanilla.

Finally, I found the cha qi to be very relaxing – overall, this is more or less the ultimate wind down tea. It also lends itself very well to boiling infusion(s) at the end of fairly long sessions.

Flavors: Earth, Forest Floor, Milk, Molasses, Nutty, Smooth, Vanilla, Vegetal, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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