These raw Pu-Erh cakes were manufactured in the small village of Bing Dao at the foot of the mountains in Mengku in Ling Cang prefecture, the northernmost area of Pu Erh production. Made from Ancient Tea Tree (200-500 years old) leaves harvested in 2012, the cakes can be consumed when purchased or continue to age. This tea has a "thick" mouth-feel with flowery notes and a lingering sweetness.
1. Scoop 5-8 grams of tea from the Tea Cake- Break off pieces with a clean letter opener or slender knife ~ insert into the cake & gently loosen & remove a piece. Keep as many leaves intact as possible. Traditionally, the first infusion rinses & "wakes up" the tea & is discarded.
2. Put the Tea into a cup, gai wan, or tempered glass
3. Pour 5-6 oz. of boiling water over the tea, rinse leaves & discard liquid
4. Repeat, steep for 3-10 seconds & enjoy
5. Repeat & each time leaves are re-steeped add a few more seconds
6. With this "touch & go" style you can steep as many times as you like