2003 Sun Yi Shun Liu An - 2 oz
Liu An is a wonderful, "hei cha" or "Dark tea" from Keemen County, Anhui Province in China. Made from a small leaf tea varietal that is fermented and then lightly baked over a wood fire. The tea is stored in a bamboo basket and it is traditional to add a piece of the bamboo along with Liu An for your steeping. Aroma is strong petrichor, and the soup is amber, super clean and syrupy sweet.
This tea is always delightful; i love pouring it for seasoned puerh drinkers and watching their reaction of suprise. i brew it gongfu-style with boiling 212 F water.