Its texture feels coarse and old and has some stalks and its leaves
fold into strips. It tinges liver-coloured brown, with a pure and
fragrant smell like that of aged tea. When brewed the soup turns
brightly red. The leave base is brown and coarse and tastes mild.
Primary Xilu brick tea is yellow in color, being the material for
producing “Fazhuan tea” and “Fangbao tea”. Excellent in quality,
Nanlu brick tea can be brewed for many times. The produced
“Zuozhuang tea” can be divided into four levels and eight grades.
Features of Zuozhuang tea: Leaves are coarse in texture, mingled
with some tea stems. Leaves roll and fold into rod shape. The
luster is brown just as pork liver. Pure in fragrance, the tea is
of aged tea smell. After brewing, the tea water is bright red in
color. Leaf base is brown and coarse, with a mild taste.