This amazing Liu An is very special. The collector who shared it with us said it was from the 1970s, but loose leaf teas like this don’t have a verifiable vintage. What we can say for sure is that it is very well-aged. Also, it was a very high grade of Liu An tea to begin with. This we know from the fact that it is all-bud and was sold without a basket, as most common grade Liu An tea was and still is to this day. Such all-bud Liu An teas were often exported to Hong Kong where they were sold at a premium, since the harvest and processing was far more labor intensive. This is a very unique tea, with a thick, sweet and rich liquor that has a bouquet of complex flavors that rivals any aged tea we have tried. The energy is airy and uplifting, and less grounding than most aged black teas.
Each tin is 45 grams.