I cannot compare it to anything else though for it truly is a one of a kind experience, all I can do is to hope to learn more and to have the opportunity to try more of this sort of tea. I can tell you this was a gift, a small sample from Camellia-Sinensis in Canada and is marked, 'Liu Bao 2008 0612-01' and its origin is indeed China.
Delicious and very intriguing. I am now eye-balling some other Liu Bao offerings from this company and am very tempted by some of the older, and of course more pricey items for sale. efore I do that though I still have one more sample to try from them, the Liu Bao Lao Cha Po Puerh 2006. Yep, that is what the package says, lemme go look online to see if I got that right, the handwriting on the package is elegant but not as easy to read as my old eyes would prefer. Hey, that looks good too, doesn't it? Large leaf is more my personal preference so I am now off to try Liu Bao numero two!
|From my first steep of Liu Bao, so messy and yet so worthy!|