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Name: 2009 "Man Zhuan" Old Tree Ching Ming Festival Pure pu erh Raw Brick
Origin : Yunnan, China
Rating : ★★★★★
State : UnCooked, RAW
Grade : Top
Ingredients: 100% Organic Puer tea leaves
Year: 2009 produced
Net Weight: 500 grams (18 ounces)
Taste : This Pu erh Tea liquid is a bright orange colour with a pure fragrance and a strong and mellow flavour. An after-taste later developed.
Storage : Keep this Pu erh Tea in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place avoiding direct sunlight. (The longer it stores the mellower and more valuable it becomes).
Brewing Guide: To prepare Pu-erh tea from bricks, pry out the desired amount leaves and place in a teapot. Rinse by covering with boiling water and quickly pour off. Cover with boiling water again and let steep 5-30 seconds (depending on how light or dark you want the tea) and serve. Pu-erh tea can be steeped 10-20 times.
2.cancer prevention, cancer.
3.healthy teeth on oral health.
4.anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and Diarrhea.
5.lipid-lowering and weight loss, lower blood pressure, anti-atherogenic.
The The many health benefits of Pu-erh tea has lead it to being known as the "Wonder Tonic" and the "Medicinal Tea". Long standing consumers of Pu-erh tea believe it has anti-aging properties and can prolong life.
The native area for Brick tea processing is Southern Yunnan in China. Tea Bricks 'Zhuan Cha' were most commonly produced in ancient China prior to the Ming Dynasty, and at one time, used as currency. From a functional perspective, they were easy to transport along the silk trade route and were thereby compressed.
Tea bricks are made primarily from the broad leaf 'Dayeh' Camellia Assamica tea plant varietal and are blocks of tea leaves that have been packed in molds and pressed into block form. Traditionally, wooden molds were used for shaping, which have reduced in popularity to more mechanical methods.
Tea bricks are making a resurgence in tea drinking and various forms (Green, White, Black, Pu-er and Golden Tips tea bricks) are available now. Other shapes of compressed teas such as round cakes 'Been Cha' and square discs 'Fang Cha', small bowls 'Toucha' can also be found. The tea leaves used in the production of tea bricks vary widely in quality, ranging from the use of twigs and mature leaves in coarse grade tea bricks, to the use of pekoes for the production of higher grade tea bricks.
Harvested tea leaves are either partially dried and pressed into bricks as whole leaves or thoroughly dried and ground before being pressed into bricks. Newly formed tea bricks are then left to cure, dry, and age before being sold or traded.