Origin: Liubao Town, Wuzhou, Guangxi Province
Harvest: 2017 October Tea Fruit Shell from ancient tea trees
use Zisha clay or porcelain teawares to brew 8-9 rounds at 100℃, tea:water 1:40
- dry tea fruit shell is lustrous black brown color with white frostlike powder
- dark yellowish red color tea soup, clear and bright
- aged and mellow, slight pine smoky flavor and Jujube fragrances
- mellow and smooth, cool and pleasantly brisk tastes with sweet aftertaste, “aged rhyme” and betel nut palm tastes
- wet tea is dark brown
Cha Guo Ke, Tea Fruit shell, a kind of Liubao tea, is one of the traditional Chinese tea products. The fruit of Liubao tea tree can not mature until late October of the next year after flowering in November. The peel of the fruit is brown, kidney shaped or spherical, and a few are long. In the past, most thrifty tea farmers were reluctant to leave the tea sprouts and middle leaves that could be exchanged for money for their own consumption. Therefore, most of them made Lao Cha Po or this kind of tea fruit shell to drink. Every year, the tea farmers pick and sun- dry the tea fruit. Because the dried tea fruit cracks, most of the tea seeds are separated from the shell. Because the tea seeds are bitter, most of the tea farmers choose to only take the shell and keep it for a certain year. Especially when the weather is hot, a large teapot of tea fruit is cooked and put in a big bowl to cool down. When farmers come back from working in the field at the head of the village, they can drink it and feel immediately comfortable and refreshing all over. In particular, some of the good quality, stored for a certain period of time of tea fruit shell, has a very unique fragrance, soup color red as amber, taste mellow refreshing, it has a charm!
After brewing, the aroma is attractive, the color is yellow red, especially good to drink. In addition, the shell of tea fruit also contains lignin, tea saponins, amino acids, fat, vitamins and other substances, which can relieve fat, improve greasiness, promote metabolism, and antioxidation.
Liubao tea is a kind of dark tea with unique quality characteristics, it is native and mainly produced in Liubao Town, Wuzhou, Guangxi province. Liubao tea started in the Tang and Song Dynasties and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. During the Jiaqing period of the Qing Dynasty (1796-1820), Liubao tea became one of the famous Chinese teas for its special betel nut flavor. Nowadays, the products are sold well in various provinces and cities in China, Hong Kong and Macao, Southeast Asia, Japan, Europe and America, etc. People who have drunk Liubao tea will have a special preference for its “Chinese red”. The Liubao tea industry believes that the cultural charm and national characteristics of “Chinese red” must be taken as the criterion to make Liubao tea embark on the road of rejuvenation.
The fresh leaves of Cangwu county group species, Guangxi large and medium-sized leaf species and their isolated and selected varieties are selected as raw materials and processed according to specific technology. Liubao tea is famous for its “red, thick, aged and mellow”. Dry tea shape is long and tight, the color of the soup is red, the aroma is thick, and the taste is mellow and delicious, it should be with pine smoke and betel nut palm flavor, wet leaf copper brown color.
Liubao tea is packed in bamboo basket, after steaming and kneading, the raw tea is packed in a basket and compacted. Then, it is placed in a dry place and stored in the air for several months. After natural fermentation, the tea is compacted and lumped, Liubao basket tea with unique mellow and stale flavor can be formed. The traditional bamboo basket packaging is conducive to the continuous transformation of the contents of tea during storage, which makes the taste mellow, the color of the soup deepened and the fragrance revealed. Liubao loose tea can be steamed and molded into Liubao cake tea, Liubao brick tea, Liubao bowl tea, etc.
Scientific experiments and tea tasting practice of Liubao tea lovers have proved that Liubao tea contains more lipolytic enzymes than other teas except for a variety of amino acids, vitamins and trace elements necessary for human body. Therefore, Liubao tea sets have stronger effect of decomposing greasy, reducing body fat compounds, cholesterol and triglycerides. Long term drinking can strengthen stomach, nourish spirit, lose weight and keep fit.