A Song Dynasty Poem About Liu Bao Tea by Yang Guanqing
Thought not many people know about Liubao tea, the place where it is grown has a history of over 1500 years. In this post we would like to introduce you a poem about Liu Bao cha, written by a poet from the Song Dynasty named Yang Guanqing. This poet has a lot of historical value as it gives us some insights about how its fans thought about this tea in the past.
Poem: Tea from Liu Bao
In the wilderness of Cangwu area
There is the luxuriant Liubao Mountain
With a scenic landscape
A famous tea comes from there
Mists and clouds pass it their charm
Morning dew moisten the tips of its leaves
When I drink this tea
The aroma lingers in my mouth
My mind clears, and my spirit is at ease
More About Liu Bao Tea
Named from Liubao town region where it comes from, this tea is a big part of the dark tea family.
The steep mountains around Liubao town are usually covered with mists and clouds. As the sun couldn’t reach the mountains after midday, there is less evaporation. Tea trees that grow here feast on the moist air. That’s why dark tea has big thick leaves with rich aroma.
It’s famous for its mellow taste and red liquor color, a well as its medicinal use. People long believe that drinking Liubao tea is good for relieving the heat and clear the damp from the body. That explains why it’s popular in tropical places like Singapore and Malaysia where lots overseas Chinese reside.