Liu An Hei Cha is one of the oldest varieties of Hei Cha (Dark/Fermented Tea), also being one of the most famous due to its unique taste. This particular tea is quite special due to its wet storage in Hong Kong for more than a decade. For all Hong Kong storage lovers, this tea will be a great addition to your collection. For those, who have no experience with wet storage tea, this Hei Cha will be a perfect start. Don't be discouraged by the term 'wet storage' - this tea is sweet, and mild with a noble taste.
This Liu An is made from high-quality raw tea leaf material. You can see how beautiful and homogeneous these little brown tea leaves are, where approximately 1/3 of the tea are buds. Fresh and sweet aroma with woody notes.
I prefer to drink such exquisite tea Gong Fu style, enjoying how the aroma and taste change with every new infusion. After keeping the tea leaves in a hot teapot, they open up and surprise us with sweet, woody, and nutty notes.
After rinsing the tea leaves, the bouquet of flavours transforms into a symphony of fresh and woody melodies with little hints of earthy, boiled potato, and beet notes. The colour of the infusion can vary between dark brown and nearly black, depending on the brewing time. A very clear and transparent infusion with a slight ruby tone. The taste is sweet, fresh, deep, and multifaceted with notes of wood, nuts, and earth. This tea creates associations of nature and forest. Each infusion brings additional flavours and notes. The texture of the infusion is very tender and silky with a sweet long-lasting aftertaste.