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|Name:||2012 Menghai Golden Peacock Premium Shu Ripe Pu-erh Tea Cake|
|Origin:||Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China|
|State:||Cooked, Ripe Tea Cake|
|Net Weight:||357g / per piece 357 grams is equal to 12.5 oz.|
|Ingredients:||Pure Yunnan PU ERH Tea trees loose leaf|
|Packaging:||We use professional packaging - sealed, vacuum foil bag.|
|Specifications:||Please your own choice. If you need special cakes, please contact us at (EBAY message).|
|Expired Date:||It can be stored for a long time.|
|Storage:||Clean, airy, dry, avoid direct sunlight, no pollution, No Srange Smell.|
Brewing Guide: Take 2-3g from Puerh Cakes and put into Tea Pot. Brew with boiling water about one minute and drain the water (washing the tea). Then, fill with boiling water (over 90 Celsius) again to brew the tea. Pour into Tea Cups after one minute.
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.
How to prepare compressed Pu-erh tea in a Congou style?
Step 1: Pry 3-5g tea off with Pu-erh Knife and add tea leaves to a Yixing teapot or Gaiwan.
Step 2: Pour boiling water into the teapot, give the tea leaves a rinse for 20 seconds. Then draining the water out, leaving only the soaked tea leaves
Step 3: Fill the teapot with boiling water again, cover the lid. After steeping 20 seconds or longer (according to your desired strength), the tea can be poured into a tea pitcher to be served.
Step 4: repeat Step 3 for several times. Gradually increase steeping time for subsequent brewing.