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Hidden Gem Mini-Cake Ripe Pu-erh

2006 vintage—spring harvest

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Weight: 100 grams (9 mini cakes)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area:Bulang Mtn, Menghai County, Yunnan

Taste characteristics:
This tea was procured by Master Chan in 2006 because of its high quality. At that time, using leaves from arbor trees as raw materials for ripe pu-erh was very rare. Because this tea does not come in fancy packaging, it remains a very good-valued tea that is known to relatively few. It was truly a good-find during my recent trip to Hong Kong.

After close to two decades of aging in Hong Kong, this tea is velvety smooth and soft. When the rice scent starts to emerge, it has a very soothing and comfortable effect on the body. Each mini cake contains 12g of leaves and can be easily split into halves by pressing against the creased line in the middle.

for 100 grams (9 mini cakes)

Use half of the mini cake per 6 ounces of boiling water (212ºF). Rinse the leaves with boiling water for 10 seconds and discard the water.
Start steeping according to the recommended steeping time below:


10 sec.
1st BREW
2 min. or until the leaves loosen up
2nd BREW
1 min.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
20 sec.
6th BREW
30 sec.
7th BREW
1 min.
8th BREW
3 min.