BingDao Raw Pu-erh Chinese Tea Cake

$69.00
SKU:
10638
Hardware Product:
True
Current stock: 5
Description

Description

This pu-erh was made in the Spring of 2017.  It comes to us from the highly regarded BingDao region in Lincang prefecture, Yunnan. The tea is made from the arbor tress in the region, and carries a similar profile to the old mountain plants, but without the high price tag.

This 200-gram cake is expected to age well, yet today has a floral fragrance and the right amount of 'bitterness' to produce a lasting cooling sensation in the mouth. We recommend using a pu-erh knife to break off a small piece to infuse. Wrap the remaining pu-erh back up to enjoy as it ages!

Insider Tip: Pu-erh teas are what the Chinese consider true black teas. What we in the West call black, is referred to as red there - referring to the liquor color. Pu-erhs have a distinct flavor and are much beloved - some even invest in Pu-erh, keeping the aged cakes as an asset which can be sold for a higher value once it has aged more.

 
Caffeine Level: High
 
Learn More:
Pu-erh comes from the Yunnan Province of China. With a strong, distinct flavor that is developed in the fermentation process, pu-erh is offered in two varieties: raw and ripened (Shenq/ Shu Pu We). Often compressed into bengs (cakes) or tou chas (small bird nest shaped rosettes) or even into fruit (such as our Tangerine Pu-erh), pu-erhs are believed to aid with digestion and weight loss, to be detoxifying and to help regulate blood sugars. Do some research and dive in!

Ingredients: Pu-erh tea.


Time/Temp:

Use 208 degree water and the following infusion times:

Rinse 1st Infusion 2nd Infusion 3rd Infusion 4th Infusion 5th Infusion 6th Infusion 7th Infusion 8th Infusion
2 seconds 10 seconds 5 seconds 10 seconds 20 seconds 30 seconds 40 seconds 1 minute 2 minutes

 

Reviews

Reviews (1)

Steven Rothe 4th Mar 2021

BingDao Raw Pu-erh cake

This is a tasty sipper to savor, not a drink to gulp. This probably should be rated a 5 star tea within its style, I just prefer darker teas. The cake is a light brown color. The tea infuses much faster than black tea, though not quite as fast as ripe Pu-erh. It reminds me of a milk oolong in its medium body, and slightly olive hint in the tan color. It seems consistent from steep to steep, not changing much like a ripe Pu-erh might. But it does last several infusions. I read that it's good to use lots of leaves and a short infusion time. Has a slight sweet flavor and finish, then noticeable tannins. Every cup had a number of fines and bits that passed through the metal basket infuser - but that doesn't bother me. A good steady flavor that pleases without sweetener.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
10638
Hardware Product:
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