2013 Liu An Hei Cha

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Flavors
Bamboo, Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Graham Cracker, Mineral, Nutmeg, Nutty, Plums, Smooth, Tannin, Wood
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0 min, 15 sec 9 g 6 oz / 180 ml

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  • “Another new company for me, Yunnan Craft, found via a Steepster member review. I enjoy the no BS communication and approach of the vendor. This is my first time trying a Liu An heicha, a fermented...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tastiest hei cha I’ve had thus far. Great complexity and really appealing flavors. On the nose, notes of caramel, red currant, and chocolate graham cracker. Taste is milky black tea blend, woody...” Read full tasting note
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Liu An Cha from Anhui province. Approximately 400g ( netto ) of tea pressed into the small bamboo basket. Tea is also wrapped in bamboo leaf. Nice charcoal, nutty bitter&sweet tea holds it’s taste for solid 6+ infusions. Notes of the bamboo can be also experienced during the steeping. We also offer higher grade ot this tea , from 2015 in smaller size – 200g .

Details
Other 400g (500g incl.basket)
Origin An Hui
Tea Material Bush tea ( Tai Di Cha )
Year 2013
Season Mix – Spring / Autumn

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If you wish to order this tea in full weight (incl.the basket), make sure your country allows to import such a think! Please read details in footer of our site about the shipping.

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Another new company for me, Yunnan Craft, found via a Steepster member review. I enjoy the no BS communication and approach of the vendor.

This is my first time trying a Liu An heicha, a fermented tea similar to shou puerh. I’m keeping this review short because I’m just really enjoying sipping on this and sharing it with housemate #2, not really taking notes.

Brewed gongfu in a 180mL clay teapot, 205-212F, drank the rinse because there was absolutely no fermentation aroma present in the dry leaf — pure chocolate. Already full of flavor, bright with plenty of cherry and plum, mineral, complemented by a robust backbone of nutty milk chocolate, caramel, graham cracker, nutmeg and wood, faint bamboo. Light coffee-roasted chicory aftertaste. Very aromatic, active in the mouth with tingling and light salivation, smooth and soothing, warming. Later leaves a constricting, tannic throat feel that’s a bit distracting. Housemate #2 took some CBD drops before I handed her a cup and said the flavor of the tea cut right through the CBD. She’s really impressed by it.

This reminds me of a cross between a shou puerh and a medium to heavy roast Wuyi oolong without char notes.

Flavors: Bamboo, Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate, Coffee, Graham Cracker, Mineral, Nutmeg, Nutty, Plums, Smooth, Tannin, Wood

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec 9 g 6 OZ / 180 ML
Leafhopper

I was looking at Yunnan Craft’s site a while ago and was tempted by their low prices. Did you get any blacks or oolongs from them? Also, what’s the shipping like?

derk

I haven’t yet ordered any of his black or oolong though, like you said, the prices are very tempting! My first order consisting of puerh and heicha totaled roughly 1.1kg and $115 USD. For that weight, shipping was ~$17 USD.

derk

I don’t remember through what method/carrier the parcel was shipped but it did arrive within 2 weeks I think.

Leafhopper

Thanks! That’s reasonable given the size of your order.

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Tastiest hei cha I’ve had thus far. Great complexity and really appealing flavors.

On the nose, notes of caramel, red currant, and chocolate graham cracker. Taste is milky black tea blend, woody spiciness of coriander seed, carob and milk chocolate. Tart berry fruitiness arrives in aftertaste. Really interesting balance of creamy, tart, sweet, and savory.

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