1990's Wuzhou Tea Factory Third Grade Liubao
$28.00 – $328.00
we often find WuZhou Zhong Cha Factory, Wuzhou tea factory, and more rarely some Hong Kong style Liu Bao in the market. The Zhong Cha Tea Factory Liu Bao was exported in high quantity to Malaysia, making it easiest to find, whereas WuZhou Tea Factory is not as easy to come across. Tea from WuZhou Tea Factory in general will be of better quality (use better materials), and the fermentation flavour tends to be a lot less than the Wuzhou Zhong Cha Factory from the same period.
This 1990's Liubao tea was produced in baskets under the "Wuzhou Tea Factory" brand. When we bought this tea from a collector, we found two batches. This is the third grade batch. It has been produced using third grade leaves, meaning it has less buds and bigger leaves as compared with the second grade, and the texture is less rich and thick, and not as smooth. However it is still a really good quality Liu Bao from this period.
This tea was stored in the factory in Wuzhou then exported to Malaysia, where it has been stored in a good clean way since the early 2000s. Because of the medium light fermentation processing and light roasting, the tea has kept a good liveliness and possesses good elements for continued ageing. It carries nice woody and camphor aged flavours, with a rich and smooth texture. This tea imparts really pleasant sweetness and warming comfortable body feelings.