1950's 'Pu Tian Gong Qing' Liu Bao


Stored in Malaysia since the 1950's, this top grade ('Ding Ji Yuan Du') Liu Bao, was originally imported to be drunk by the managers of the pewter mines. It is a higher grade than that usually made and imported to be drunk by the miners.

I've drunk this tea many times and can honestly say that it is the best Liu Bao tea I've tasted. It is often referred to by some Malaysian tea drinkers as "Red Mark's big brother", referring to the famous 1950's puerh tea. They like to joke a lot, so I never really believed them or took it seriously until one of them offered to back his words up. He brewed a very well stored 'Jia Ji' (top grade) 1950's Red Mark cake and this tea side by side and the difference was obvious. The Liu Bao was richer, smoother and thicker. The qi was stronger and the mouthfeel & aftertaste more refined. From then on, I haven't doubted it.

I realise that as a seller of this tea, the above story will be subject to doubt or criticism, but thought I'd share it nonetheless. What I can say without doubt is that this is a very fine quality Liu Bao tea & is a pleasure to drink.

I've included photos of this tea, featured in the book - "Lao Liu Bao Tu" (Pictures of Old Liu Bao), published by Chop Xiang Xing, Malaysia

1950's 'Pu Tian Gong Qing' Liu Bao

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Customer Reviews

truly memorable

Review by David J
If I was to judge this tea based on its taste alone. I might agree with the other reviewers that the price is a little high. But I judge teas like this based on several things, number one being the cha qi. The qi of this tea is very potent. I ended up to taking my time between infusions just to enjoy the qi.
The qi was the highlight of the tea but the taste and aftertaste where both excellent as well. The flavor was clean from the Malaysian storage. I would have to say this is the best tea that I have had from EOT.
If you where to try to find similarly aged teas with similar qi I'm sure this tea's price tag might look cheap by comparison.
(Posted on 14/09/2012)


Review by tom
Was curious to try such an old tea and thought the price was good. Liu Bao not usually my favourite but the more subtle flavour actually allows the qi and "oldness" to come out more. Worth trying at least once.
(Posted on 27/11/2011)

Special tea

Review by Žiga
This is a very special tea. Although the price is high, I think that this is a good choice for the tea drinkers to try how such a old tea taste like. I probably won't buy this again, because of the price, but it was a good learning experience.
(Posted on 28/08/2011)

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