2014 Wuzhou TF "45007 Recipe" Liu Bao Hei Cha - 50 grams
This is a lovely traditional Liu Bao which we call the "Fruit Danish" because of the cherry/berry top notes in both the aroma and taste and loads of cream sensation. The tea soup is clear amber-brown, very slippery and lubricating in texture as a good Liu Bao should be. The rinse brings out the raspberry, dried cherry and sweet aromas. There are some nice chocolate, sweet cream and hazelnut notes on the first steeping, with added fruit and slight medicinal notes coming in on the second. Enjoyable for many steeps and leaves a pleasant mouth sensation after drinking . Overall, very pure and sweet with hardly any woody astringency to be found. Unlike any other liu bao I have tasted. Easy going and relaxing!