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  1. No. 193 - Black Tea Brick, 1.1 kg  2.42 lb

    Black Tea Bricks

    The method traditionally used for brewing tea from a tea brick was to roast a piece over a flame until it turned reddish. The piece of brick was then crumbled and brewed in a pot. In some parts of China it was also customary to spice up the brew by adding onion, ginger, and orange. In Tibet, tea bricks were traditionally used to make the country's famous fermented yak butter tea. As for we North Americans however, if you find you have no fermented yak butter in the fridge, we recommend simply using regular milk - although most people nowadays like tea bricks simply for their aesthetic qualities. These tea bricks make a unique gift and a great conversation starter if placed in an upright plate holder.

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  2. No. 194 - Green Tea Brick, 1.1 kg  2.42 lb

    Green Tea Bricks

    Beyond their historical method of transport, green tea bricks were something of a novelty when they first appeared. Traditionally, tea bricks were made using fermented, or black, tea. And while many people elect to display them as a novelty art piece, they also make a wonderful cup of tea. Either way, we offer them in honor of the many men who crossed mountains in their name. Learn More
  3. No. 117 - Beeng Cha Pu-erh Tea Cake
    $50.00

    No. 117 - Beeng Cha Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Elemental earthly notes with a strong cup. Learn More
  4. No. 118 - Orient Express Tea Brick
    $27.50

    No. 118 - Orient Express Tea Brick

    The method traditionally used for brewing tea from a tea brick was to roast a piece over a flame until it turned reddish. The piece of brick was then crumbled and brewed in a pot. In some parts of China it was also customary to spice up the brew by adding onion, ginger, and orange. In Tibet, tea bricks were traditionally used to make the country's famous fermented yak butter tea. As for we North Americans however, if you find you have no fermented yak butter in the fridge, we recommend simply using regular milk - although most people nowadays like tea bricks simply for their aesthetic qualities. These tea bricks make a unique gift and a great conversation starter if placed in an upright plate holder.

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  5. No. 119 - Menghai Palace Ripened Pu-erh Tea Cake
    $50.00

    No. 119 - Menghai Palace Ripened Pu-erh Tea Cake

    This Menghai Palace Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea comes from the typical production area of Yunnan pu-erh: Menghai, Xishuangbanna.

    The extraordinary natural environment here not only makes Menghai a renowned place of producing pu-erh, but also brings the unique tea tree here: the Yunnan large leaf species. Our Menghai Palace Ripened Pu-erh Cake Tea is made of selected tea leaves from the Yunnan large leaf tea trees on Bulang Mountain.

    The large leaf species are excellent material for making teas. Plenty of golden buds can be found in this Palace pu-erh cake, which was made of large leaf species. Thus, in ancient times, pu-erh teas of this high grade were limited-offered as tribute to the imperial. Being renowned from the palace, this kind of pu-erh tea tastes quite mellow and full-bodied. The tea was then given the name as Palace Pu-erh.

    With the elegant aroma, soft taste and golden appearance, this Palace Pu-erh is worth trying.

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  6. No. 122 - Fengqing Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
    $125.00

    No. 122 - Fengqing Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    This raw pu-erh cake is grown and produced in Fengqing, Yunnan, which is the origin place of DianHong black tea. This Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Cake is harvest in spring of 2014. Between March to May, after harvesting the fresh leaves, tea workers will process them: fixation, rolling, drying, sifting, and then store the leaves in carton boxes.

    As the workers use iron pan for fixation, and roll the tea with their hands, the leaves do not have good looks as machine-made leaves. Yet regarding on quality, this Wild Tree Yesheng Pu-erh Cake is a green food from nature, in the mists and clouds on high mountains. It is a tea worth being in your collection list.

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  7. No. 173 - Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    No. 173 - Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    Aged Pu-erh tea is created by secondary-oxidation and post-fermentation tea. This type of Pu-erh tea is referred to as ripened, or cooked, Pu-erh, which has a rich, mellow and earthy flavor. Unlike many other teas which should be consumed shortly after production, such as green and white teas, Pu-erh tea can either be brewed immediately or it can be stored and aged for many years, much like a fine wine. Most Pu-erh teas are classified by the year they were produced and the region they were grown in, much like many wine vintages. In fact, when it comes to Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. Many aged Pu-erh teas are served in Chinese restaurants after heavy meals, as Pu-erh tea is known for it's ability to break down fat, also making it a great weight loss tea!

    The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization. You can place the Pu-erh tea in sealed bag or box to keep it from air.

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  8. No. 174 - Ripened Rose Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    No. 174 - Ripened Rose Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    Our aged Pu-erh tea is secondary-oxidation and post-fermentation tea, which is referred to as ripened, or cooked, Pu-erh tea. Each miniature compressed tea cake contains a tiny red or pink rosebud packed firmly inside the Pu-erh tea cake which lends a lovely subtle nuance of a floral tone to the earthy, musky Pu-erh tea.

    Pu-erh tea can be either brewed immediately or if stored properly, it can be aged for many years, while increasing in flavor and value, much like a fine wine. Many other teas such as green tea, white tea and flavored teas should be used shortly after purchasing, but with a good Pu-erh, you can make your tea last for months, even decades! Usually, pu-erh teas are classified by the year they were produced and the region they were grown and processed in, and that information is usually written on the packaging, quite like a wine vintage. With fine Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged, as long as it is stored properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. Aged Pu-erh teas are known for their ability to break down fats, and to help with weight loss, so they are often served in China after a heavy meal.

    The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization. You can place the Pu-erh tea in sealed bag or box to keep it from air.

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  9. No. 175 - Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    No. 175 - Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

    Our Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha is known as a post-fermentation secondary oxidation tea, which is more commonly referred to as “ripened” or “cooked” Pu-erh tea. We has taken the highest grade ripened Pu-erh flakes and compressed them with a beautiful Chrysanthemum flower to produce these gorgeous miniature Pu-erh tea cakes. The Chrysanthemum lends a light and sweet floral note to the more earthy and mellow Pu-erh flavors, complimenting the Pu-erh perfectly and creating a unique flavor profile.

    Pu-erh tea can be likened to a fine wine. Unlike most other teas such as black tea, flavored teas and white tea, which need to be used within a year after purchasing, Pu-erh teas are specifically grown and processed so that – when stored properly – they age well over time, creating deeper, richer and more complex flavors and aromas. In fact, many Pu-erh tea bricks or cakes which are decades old now sell for thousands of dollars! Usually speaking, Pu-erh teas are labeled with the year they were picked and packaged, as well as the region they were grown in, much like a vintage wine. Pu-erh tea should be ideally stored in a cool, dry and dark place, where it cannot absorb odors, sunlight or air. When stored as such, the flavor and value of the tea increases greatly over time.

    The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization. You can place the Pu-erh tea in sealed bag or box to keep it from air.

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  10. No. 176 - Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha (2006)

    No. 176 - Fengqing Raw Pu-erh Tea Tuocha (2006)

    Raw Puerh refers to the raw loose tea leaves (the sun dried teas) that made from fresh tea leaves by de-enzyming, rolling and sun-drying. To steam the loose teas, shape it into cakes with mould, then dry the cakes in the sun, you can get Puerh raw tuocha. Normally one tuocha weights 100g, 250g. Compared with Ripe Puerh, Raw Puerh has stronger flavor and aroma, with a stronger taste but sweet aftertaste. It has high tea polyphenol content and a strong ability of antioxidant. Puerh lovers will often start with ripe Puerh, and gradually get fond of raw Puerh. Learn More
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