Black Jasmine Liubao Tea
Liu Bao tea is a type of "Hei Cha", which is known as "dark tea" or black tea. This is different from the black tea drunk in the West, which the Chinese call "red tea."
Liu Bao comes from Guangxi province in China, and it is a fully oxidized tea, which means it is dark, smooth, and warming. Across China, people drink it to aid the stomach and digestion. For this tea, we used Wuzhou Liu Bao, which is one of the best regions for producing Liu Bao.
Liu Bao also has a slight "funk" to it from the fermentation and oxidization process. It only gets better with age!
I got a 100g sample of this tea and quickly ran out because I made it for every guest that came over, that's how much I liked it.
Every single one of them - from Jesse's Teahouse fans who came to a live tea tasting in LA, to my parents - absolutely loved this tea.
I am super proud of this tea, since as far as I know it's the only Black Jasmine that can be found outside of China, and it's not easy to get there, either.
It's what I see as a perfect tea for my shop - something new mixed with something familiar. If you're a Jasmine tea lover, give this one a try!
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but the best ways to make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
All Jesse’s Teahouse Tea Friends (that’s you now!) also get access to private YouTube videos where Jesse and his Chinese tea friends show you how to make the teas and explain the tea-making process.
The links are on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out the tea pets at the bottom of this page.