Liù bǎo 六堡, the Sixth Fortress, was the most famous and ancient center of trade for dark tea, warm and fermented, particularly appreciated by the nomad populations of Tibet. Only the sixth fortress had the technical know-how and the ability required to create the highest quality tea, with a precious ruby liquor.
This peculiar tea is traditionally aged in big bamboo baskets, which give the dark brown leaves a pleasant bamboo hue, enriched by a slight mellowness reminiscent of licorice and pinewood. But the main note of flavor in this high-quality manufacturing is the typical taste of betel nut -
Bīnláng 槟榔 in Chinese - that immediately takes us to a fragrant under forest, refreshed by the first spring rains.
50 gr. Signature packs
Origin: Liubao County, Wuzhou City, Guangxi province Flush: Spring 2006 Storage: avoid heat, light, and moisture
EASTERN BREWING Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds. Brewing time: Begin with a 15-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 100° C Number of brews: 8-10
WESTERN BREWING Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 4-5 minutes Water temperature: 100° C
All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
Our constantly updated offer includes all tea categories: white, green, yellow, dark (fermented heicha), and wulong.
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