90% 2007 Liubao Heicha



Made from Guangxi small leaf varietal material that has undergone a cold water fermentation, this 2007 Liubao delivers an overwhelming dark chocolate flavour and smooth texture.

The material for this tea consists of smaller pieces and broken bits of higher end Liubao, making it an excellent value for daily drinking. The mouthfeel is quite filling and there is a gentle sweetness in the flavour. As with many aged Liubao, there is also a noticeable energy/body feeling.

This tea has been stored in Guangxi since it was produced and has very minimal storage scent in the first infusion or two, making it an exceptionally clean and enjoyable heicha.

Due to the smaller size of the leaves and amount of dust in this tea, we recommend using a strainer when brewing in order to minimize leaves in your cup.


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9 reviews for 90% 2007 Liubao Heicha

  1. 5 out of 5

    Hamel-de le Court Edwin (verified owner)

    That tea doesn’t have a sexy appearance, or a sexy wet leaf aroma. However, the taste in the mouth is sweet, complex, and oh-so-satisfying. The taste has components of strawberry, wet autumn floor, incense, or liquorice, demending on the infusion. Did I mention that tea was very, very sweet?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Skullblaka (verified owner)

    Brewed: Grandpa Style in ~ 400 ml Cup with boiling temp and ~8 grams of tea for 2-3 min
    Taste: Soil and mushrooms at the front, and sweet after taste, especially after it cools down the sweetness comes through!

    Final Thoughts: Excellent tea for the price, due to complexity may benefit from smaller ml infusions to get changes over time. Nice camphor similar to ripe tea with some umami, and present sweetness at the same time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra Verville-Paris (verified owner)

    OK tea but not my year’s favorite.
    I have some weird notes for the dry and wet leaves like: old wet garage, wet dust, mushroom, dirty cave, paint and forest trails. The mouth feel was I bit strange too with practically no mouth covering and a intense dry sensation. The taste is fine. The mushrooms and the wet earth forest trail make it a very fall-like tea. Overall, this tea is not too bad, I am happy to have the chance to buy a taster.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Gimbad (verified owner)

    Being Malaysian, I love a good aged liu bao. 90% is a nice change from my usual wet Malaysian storage liu bao. It still has the characteristic medicinal camphor + red dates + licorice scent and flavour, but the red date + licorice sweetness is definitely more pronounced. Drinking this is like having comfort food but with a refreshing twist.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Michael : (verified owner)

    This is the taste I was looking for in a Liubao.

    Very comforting and grounding tea, kind on the stomach.

    Good value aged Liubao.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bunnyzilla (verified owner)

    An excellent Liubao, in all respects. I didn’t find excessively small fragments or as much dust as described, so it certainly already visually exceeded my expectations. The olfactory compartment is rich and of good complexity, with notes of pinewood, dried bamboo, gentian, a mint-like hint, liquorice root and undergrowth. The sip has a good body and good thickness, it is intense and has a really excellent qi. Another tea with an objectively impressive quality-price ratio. I hope these new heicha become a stable production given their quality.

  7. 5 out of 5

    @cozinhacomcha (verified owner)

    Um chá realmente incrível, com um ótimo dulçor e untuosidade. Na primeira infusão é bem denso e trás notas de terra, humus e cogumelo, que aos poucos vão se transformando em petricor, tâmaras e frutas secas, com um toque de folhas envelhecidas e madeira, se tornando menos denso, porem mais doce a cada infusão

  8. 4 out of 5

    Billy Galvez (verified owner)

    Very earthy tea. It smells like earth, taste like earth. I enjoy that kind of flavour so it was good but didnt had enough punch like i expected. Good overall but will give it a few more sessions.

  9. 5 out of 5

    TravisBF (verified owner)

    Really good value if you are okay with the broken pieces. Have to do very quick steeps and doesn’t re-brew too many times, also a little easy to overdo the weight (7g to 100ml was definitely too much).
    Flavor is lovely, sweet with an interesting wood note without astringency and brown sugar. I get a retronasal coffee-like cacao note that is so neat and pleasant. Very different and leans sweeter than the couple other heichas I’ve tried but in the best way.

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