Liu An - Aged Anhui Black - Vintage 1999
Although not technically a pu-erh tea since the Liu An does not come from the Yunnan province, it is classified in this section due to its fermentation and aging processes. Originating in the Anhui province, it gained popularity as a medicinal beverage to aid digestion and general malaise during the Ming Dynasty. Liu An has a delightful smooth, nutty flavor that mellows and gains complexity with age. As with all pu-erhs, the tea is capable of multiple infusions. Aged in handcrafted bamboo baskets.
How to Brew this Tea:
Amount of Tea per 6 oz water – 1 teaspoon
Water Temperature - 194º
Time of Steeping - Use 194º water to rinse the leaves before brewing. The first infusion needs 20 seconds and the latter needs 10 seconds each.