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Hidden Gem Mini-Cake Ripe Pu-erh Tea

2006 vintagespring 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 (212F). 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.
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Customer Comments:

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Wonderful Tea 12/18/2023
By Jean Coltrain
Like many others, I learned about pu-erh tea and Bana Tea Company from the novel “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”, by Lisa See.
The tea is delightful! I am excited about the health benefits to be reaped from drinking the tea.
The package arrived intact, and the tea inside was wrapped securely.
I will definitely be ordering again!!

Our responseThank you so much for the nice review. We are very glad to know that you are happy with the tea you ordered from us. Look forward to hearing from you again.
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Would give 6/5 if I could 03/09/2024
By Eric Canton
I have been searching for a strong and sublime ripe cake pu-erh for years after I moved away from a tea shop that I used to get it from. After many lack-luster tries other places, i found Bana, and this awesome "Hidden Gem." I am going to buy more right after I submit this review.
Our responseThank you so much for your raving review. This tea was my best find during my trip to Hong Kong last year. There are many "hidden gem" teas out there. I will continue to find them.
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A real treat 08/23/2023
By Neal Perrin
What a real treat everything about this ripe puer is awesome . From the first infusion to the last sweet smooth lingering after taste. Hope to get more a must have.
Our responseThanks, Neal, for such a raving review. This tea was a great find during my most recent visit to Master Chan.
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A Gem 08/16/2023
By Tyler Smith
What a gem! Delicious and soft! Hoping to buy again soon.
Our responseThis tea is a great find. Its value is hard to beat given its good quality.