Grands Crus



Liu Bao Lao Cha 2008

Chinese dark tea (Liu Bao)
A Grand Cru with a smooth texture and with wooden, finely spiced and fruity notes.
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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 90°C - 195°F

  • Time of the day All day long, Evening


We are delighted to present Liu Bao Grands Crus to you for the first time. It is a dark tea that originates from China, specifically Guangxi province. The name Liu Bao comes from the village that originally produced this tea. While dark teas are now famous across the world thanks to Pu Erh teas, Liu Bao creations remain a well-kept secret. Yet, their aromatic abundance is every bit as good as Yunnan teas. As with Pu Erh teas, Liu Bao teas can be stored without spoiling, and even get better with age.The Liu Bao is a Hei Cha (dark tea), this means that it is fermented. There are two ways in which this tea can be fermented: it is either put into contact with steam before being stored in a cellar for the time that the fermentation takes place, or it undergoes accelerated fermentation in a similar way to Pu Erh Shu teas. This Liu Bao tea has been produced in the same way as Pu Erh Shu, except it has undergone short fermentation in a cellar (around 18 days).

A dark tea with wooden, finely spiced and fruity notes that unfurl within an elegant, smooth texture that has a long finish.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

An outstanding Liu Bao that is perfect for dark tea connoisseurs.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Guangxi, China
  • Tea colour:
  • dark tea (Liu Bao)

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 4' minutes in water heated to 90°C.

With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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