Anti-Hötky is a smooth and aged liubao with a deep energy. It’s not the best aged liubao but good price to quality. Aged liubao market price has been increasing a lot in the recent years. Usually a bit better 90s liubaos are at least 50% more expensive than this tea.
Origin, processing, trees
It’s a blend with 90s and 2000s liubao. It’s not very fermented like four gold coins. Aged in Malaysia.
Taste, aroma, mouthfeel
Mild earthy taste with hints of tobacco and freshness. The mouthfeel is thick but not particularly oily.
Qi, TCM, my experiences
It has a wise and old energy.
According to TCM Liu Bao has a cooling or warming character depending on the situation.
The name Anti-Hötky comes from the word “hötkyillä” which means to do stuff in a hurry and in a restless way. My friend was drinking it first time with me after a few uplifting teas. We switched to Anti-Hötky and felt the change to more grounding energy from the uplifting earlier teas. My friend said “it doesn’t let me hötkyillä” So Anti-Hötky is kind of like an antidote to restlessness.
I had an amazing experience while tasting this tea. I was listening to a mix “facetten” by Planetarium (Helioscope) and around one hour my mind blew to a feeling of “wow life is so amazing and beautiful!”. A long time i’ve been in a bit dark place but since a few weeks more light and happiness has came into my being.
I recommend putting 50% more leaves than normally since it’s a mild tea for the weight. The bigger leaf amount will bring out the character of the tea out better.
Works best in a teapot (gong-fu or side-handle) but it’s also good boiled or brewed in a thermos.
I have a small batch of this tea available and won’t buy more since a few of my friends were disappointed with the quality.