Liupu Tea

Availability: In stock

Brewing difficulty: General difficulty.
Best season to taste: Summer
Origin: Liupu Town, Cangwu County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi Province
Shape: the entire strip is long, tight and complete, black with luster.
Liquid: soup is red and thick, bright and clean as amber.
Aroma: mellow and old aroma
Taste: mellow, with the flavor of pine nut and smoke.
Brewed tea leaves: red and brown.
Weight: 500 g (17.7 oz)
Recognizing: The dry false Liupu tea is grey without the feeling of softness, curved leaf trim. And there is green or green yellow at the back of the leaf. But the dry real Liupu tea is red brown or brown. And there will be a natural layer of grey "frost" and the tea will be diffused. The false also has white "frost", yet the "frost" is dead without activity. Aged Liupu tea is "red" and "thick". The fake Liupu tea liquid is turbid and green withyellow and tastes "throat-locking". The real Liupu tea has an old and fragrant flavor with the unique aroma of betelnut. It tastes mellow and smooth.
Water temperature: boiling water.
Tea sets: purple sand teapot is better.
Amount of tea: Don't put too many for first drinkers.


Liupu tea is a kind of famous black tea in history and is "red, thick, old, and mellow". Liupu tea is well-known because of "old aroma", thus cooling and storage are critical for Liupu tea. The aging of Liupu tea is usually enforced by putting the tea into baskets and piling up and storage in a cool warehouse. Half a year later, there appears old flavor and the liquid turns redder.

Clever storage of Liupu tea

The best preserving method of Liupu tea is to package with traditional baskets. It is useful for the tea to transform so that the aroma is thicker. For example, the newly-bought Liupu tea has the odor of warehouse. You can lay them in the air and store them after the odor is over.

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