​Yunnan Hai Chao Qi zi Bing Cha (375gm) – Loose Leaf Chinese Pu’er, Pu-erh, Tea – Golden Ocean Chinese Tea

Loose Leaf Chinese Pu’er, Pu-erh, Tea

Pu-erh (pu’er, puer or pu erh) tea one of the six tea categories of tea in China. Pu-erh tea is classified as a Black tea however there is debate that it should have a category of its own as its processing methods are fundamentally different to that of the regular Black teas. Black tea is oxidised (non bacterial fermentation) and not fermented by microbial bacteria, however pu-erh tea is fully or partially fermented by microbial bacterial activity (it does also have some oxidisation in the early stage of the process). Unlike white tea or green tea, when the plant is picked for the pu-erh teas the older larger leaves on the branch are used, as opposed to white tea which generally uses the bud and the first 1-3 leaves picked early in spring or green tea that uses the first 1-3 leaves picked later in spring/summer. Pu-erh tea leaves can be picked in late summer into autumn. Spring and autumn are the best seasons. Green (raw) and Black (ripe) pu-erh follow the same processes of Withering (dehydrating)- Rolling/Forming – Drying and Steaming/Shaping. Pu-erh tea has the additional step of “Cooking” (Piling/Heaping) which is heaping the leaves in a pile to facilitate fermentation – Wodui. Pu-erh tea varieties are then stored for ageing. Pu-erh tea also employs another technique of sun-drying the leaves after the Rolling/Forming step. The piling/heaping of the leaves triggers the enzymatic decomposition, cooking of the leaves by natural heat thus fermentation occurs.

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​Yunnan Hai Chao Qi zi Bing Cha (375gm)

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Yunnan Hai Chao Qi zi Bing Cha (375gm)

Yunnan Hai Chao Qi zi Bing Cha is a round cake of pu-erh tea from the Xi Shuang Ban Na region in the Yunnan province of China. Presented in its original packaging, it consists of several compressed layers of black pu-erh.

To prepare this pu-erh tea, break or crumble off the quantity of tea required for infusion and place it in a teapot or Zhong.

Next, pour freshly boiled water over the tea and infuse as normal.

During the infusion, the leaves will gradually separate and release their aromas. Like all pu-erh teas, Yunnan Hai Chao Qi zi Bing Cha is characterised by woody, damp notes, reminiscent of moss, undergrowth and earth …It features

a very harmonious and round note, supported by a more mineral fragrance.

Allowing the tea to infuse for 5 minutes will further develop the tea’s animal character (leather). Slightly sweet, the liquor is smooth and supple; its woody-liquorice note is particularly long in the mouth.

With its unusual appearance, this tea will seduce pu-erh tea enthusiasts, thanks to the mildness of its aromas.

Net weight: 357g

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