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Bana Tea Company Limited Edition
Bana Tea Company Limited Edition
5 Cakes in a Tung

Bana Tea Company Limited Edition Raw Pu-erh Tea

2008 vintage - first spring harvest

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Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
Grade: 1
Production area: Jinggu Mountain, Simao Prefecture,Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
This tea is the only private labeled tea produced by Bana Tea Company. The tea's leaves are selected from tea trees that are between 100 to 400 years old. The production of the tea cakes were personally supervised by tea Master Vesper Chan. The dried leaves emit a nice aroma and the yellow-orange tea liquor presents a dried apricot flavor unique to teas from Jinggu Mountain. Followers of this tea enjoy the "hui gan (returning bitter sweet)" that coats the mouth and throat and its balanced and comfortable "Qi." Teas of this high quality are becoming rare finds.

Save 10% on 5 Cakes in a Tung
We are now offering a 5-pack of Bana Limited Edition in their original "tung" packaging (see photo at left). The cakes have been aging nicely in their bamboo leaf tungs since their spring harvest in 2008. As an added bonus, we are giving a 10% discount when you purchase the 5-cake tung.
Bana Tea Company Limited Edition Raw Pu-erh Tea 200g Cake $76.00 Bana Tea Company Limited Edition Raw Pu-erh Tea 5-Pack Tung $361.00 Bana Tea Company Limited Edition Raw Pu-erh Tea 50 grams $20.00

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Use 4-5g of leaves per 6 ounces of water. Rinse the leaves once with hot water (195 degree F) and discard the water. Start steeping with water at 190 F and brew according to the recommended steeping time below.

BREWING TEMPERATURE:tea temperature

BREWING TIMES:
RINSE
1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
20 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
40 sec.
5th BREW
1 min.
6th BREW
2 min.
7th BREW
3 min.
8th BREW
5 min.
STIMULATION FACTOR: Mild
TeaDB.org has posted this video review of Bana Limited Edition:
http://teadb.org/2008-bana-jinggu/
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Customer Comments:

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A favorite 10/15/2018
By Pu-erh Fan
I have purchased two Tungs over several years. The tasting notes are on point for this tea so I don’t need to repeat. I have tried about 25 raw pu-erh samples from various sources this year alone (some of which were much more expensive) and I consider this raw Bana Limited Edition pu-erh to continue to be one of my favorites. I think it is the strength of the hui gan that makes it special. A very good value!
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Wondrous teas! 04/03/2019
By Ellen Johnson-Fay
Bana teas are the best tasting ever. I wish they weren't so costly, but I understand how expensive it is to grow and pay the growers fairly, and then package and ship such carefully tended leaves.
Our responseThank you for your kind words and being understanding of the costs involved in creating high-quality teas. With Pu-erh tea, there is an additional cost of properly storing the teas for years. That's why older teas are usually more expensive than younger teas.
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Wonderful company! 09/29/2020
By Audrie Haag
Fast, efficient service, delicious tea, beautiful Taiwan. Bonus was the invitation to the Chinese American Museum talk with Linda Louie and Lisa See, to learn more about puerh tea :)
Our responseThank you for the review. Hope you enjoyed our virtual Tea Talk.
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Excellent products and services 01/13/2021
By Ena Bromley
Received products ordered on time and of excellent quality. I will use Bana Tea Company again in the future.
Our responseThank you for your good review. It means a lot to us.
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TERRIFIC! 03/27/2018
By anon
I tried the Silver Tip and the Limited Edition Spring harvest - both were terrific.