Four Gold Coins, Liu Bao 2005

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Four Gold Coins / / Si Ji Quan / / 2005

Liu Bao Dark Tea

From Si Ji Quan Tea Factory, Hong Kong, China.


This tea is organically grown!

The dry leaves are large, twisted and curled with a chocolate tone to them and a silvery grey surface. Giving an immediate camphor and damp, muskiness in aroma. The wet leaves release a solid aroma of deep wood and earth tones that is so satisfying. The leaves themselves turn to a glossy dark tangle as they open. The tea soup is a thick and reddish bronze giving again that earthy aroma. To taste the tea is rich and smooth with deep flavour that coats the mouth, a straw-like fresh sweetness balanced with a rounded wood muskiness. A clean and enjoyable cavelike lasting flavour ensues. As the leaves open on further infusions, the tea soup is darker red or purple in hue. An excellent flavour for the age.

Si Jin Quan (Four Gold Coins), is a brand of Liu Bao that's been packed by Si Jin Quan Tea Factory in Hong Kong since the late Qing dynasty (Guangxu period). A blend of leaves from Guangxi province and neighbouring areas. Giving this tea is the unique identity associated with Si Jin Quan Liu Bao. Processed and packed in 2005. Later stored in Yunnan.

Photos show original 2005 packaging of 1kg for information only, we are offering this tea in packet size 25g.

Brew Guide For Cup ~ Gong Fu Style

Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)

Water/Temp 100ml / 85*c

Brew time 1st a quick rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-20 seconds + for infusions thereafter

Reinfuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times +