1980’s Guya Liubao. This tea gets its name in Chinese as “grain sprout” due to its small leaf size. It brews up quickly in the initial steepings and delivers powerful woody and betel nut aromas. The mouthfeel is a medium thickness and you will notice a slight astringency as this tea was not heavily fermented. After a fourth steep, this tea starts to thin out and become sweeter. A well-developed, aged taste is what makes this tea so special. Highly recommended to brew this tea using a pot with a filter or in a filter bag if using a gaiwan.