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Bana Mini Tuo Cha Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Bana Mini Tuo Cha Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Bana Mini Tuo Cha Ripe Pu-erh Tea1

Bana Mini Tuo Cha Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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Weight: 100 grams (as 20 individually wrapped mini tuo chas)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
Grade: unknown
Production area: Menghai, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Taste characteristics:
Mini tuo cha is packaged in a single serving of 5g of tea leaves. It is convenient to use in the office and easy to carry on a trip. However, most mini tuo cha are made with commercial grade materials. In order to source a decent quality mini tuo cha, we knew we needed to press our own. After sampling many of ripe Pu-erh from Master Chan’s warehouse in Menghai, we carefully selected the base material for this tea. We also specified how tight we would want the mini tuo cha to be pressed so the flavor can be released quickly. This tea is rich and smooth, leaving a hint of sweetness in your mouth. If you are looking for a daily tea that is delicious and easy to brew, this tea is the perfect choice.
for 100 grams (as 20 individually wrapped mini tuo cha cakes)


To brew in a gaiwan:
Unwrap one mini tuo cha in a gaiwan. Pour hot water (100°C/212°F) in the gaiwan and discard the water when the mini tuo cha starts to break up (approximately 20 seconds) Pour hot water in the gaiwan again and steep to taste according to the suggested brewing time below.

To brew in a cup:
Unwrap one mini tuo cha in a 6 oz. cup. Pour hot water (100°C/212°F) in a cup and discard the water when the mini tuo cha starts to break up (approximately 20 seconds). Pour hot water in the cup again and steep for 20 sec. and drink. Refill hot water when you are ready for a second cup. For a good result, we suggest using a Finum Brewing basket and removing it from the cup when the tea has reached its desirable strength.


20 sec.
1st BREW
5 sec.
2nd BREW
10 sec.
3rd BREW
10 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
30 sec.
6th BREW
40 sec.
7th BREW
1 min.
8th BREW
2 min.
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Customer Comments:

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Delicious Tea 04/03/2019
By Eva Van Buren
Delicious Pu-erh tea and outstanding website! Our book club read "Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" and I was so glad that author Lisa See mentioned BanaTeaCompany.com in the Acknowledgments section. I bought the Ripe Pu-erh; the website has excellent and complete brewing instructions. I was also able to purchase a gaiwan set (very small tea set with tiny cups) online (Amazon). Everyone loved the tea and enjoyed the ceremony! Raves for the best book club meeting ever.
Our responseSo glad that you all had a good time!
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Perfect for travel 09/13/2018
By Dariel Garner
This is our favorite travel tea.
Throw a couple of tuo cha's in a thermos, fill it up with filtered hot water at any coffee shop and you are good to go!
No mess, no fuss...it gets richer and richer the longer it steeps.
Full body, hints of dried fruit and forest.
I like it so much occasionally I even drink this as thermos tea while sitting at my desk.
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GS GF GAt. 06/05/2020
By Neal Perrin
Good sweetness Good flavor Good after taste. A very enjoyable puerh these little tuo Cha will be going with me on my camping and fishing trips. A real fine tasting ripe.
Our responseThis little tuo cha is getting better and better each year.
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Tea Time 05/30/2018
By Catherine Crowley
Great tea! Fun to read The Tea Girl from Hummingbird Lane and enjoy the history along with the tea!
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Perfect for work! 05/18/2018
By shannon sellers
I buy these for my husband so that he can enjoy bowl tea while working at the office.
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To you Tua Cha 08/21/2023
By Janice McCann
Love the Tua Cha
Our responseGreat to hear that. Thank you.