Pu-erh Teas from Bana Tea Company
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Our Mission: Bana Tea Company is dedicated to promoting the discovery and pleasures of Pu-erh teas, probably the most fascinating, esoteric and sought-after teas in China. Behind Pu-erh is ancient history that has survived to a living culture today. It is Bana Tea Company's commitment to bring to you a selection of the highest quality Pu-erh teas available.


Linda Louie, Owner, Purveyor: "As a lifelong tea aficionado, I have long been intrigued by the history, culture and science behind Pu-erh tea. My tea master, Vesper Chan, is a renowned Pu-erh tea expert and owner of The Best Tea House of Hong Kong. With him, I have traveled extensively through Xishuangbanna Prefecture of Yunnan Province in China to visit the ancient tea gardens. Bana Tea Company was named after this beautiful, exotic and famous tea-producing region.”

At Bana, we are committed to products that are earth-friendly, socially responsible and natural. From the selection of raw materials to the packaging of the tea, Bana Tea Company gives detailed attention to ensuring the products meet our high standards. We purchase our tea leaves directly from the tea farmers in the high mountains of the famous tea producing regions. The tea leaves are picked from old-growth tea trees between 100 to 400 years old and are harvested and sun-dried by the ethnic minorities who are indigenous to these mountains.

Our tea cakes contain 100% top grade tea leaves. We do not mix higher and lower grades together, a common practice of other tea companies. To preserve the ancient traditions of Pu-erh tea, our tea cakes are wrapped in natural cotton papers and packaged in "tungs,” which are comprised of five tea cakes bundled in natural bamboo leaves, a packaging method dating back to over a thousand years ago. To ensure the quality and integrity of our product, the production of our tea cakes is closely supervised and monitored by our tea master and his staff under rigid sanitary conditions.

If you are not familiar with Pu-erh tea, we welcome you to the sophisticated and delicious world of Pu-erh. We hope to share with you the wonders of this relaxing, healthful and very special beverage.

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  • Enchantment of Ancient Trees Tong
    Enchantment of Ancient Tree Ripe Pu-erh Teas - Tong of seven 100 gram cakes $299.00

    Weight: 2 lbs
    Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu'erh (grade: 1-3)
    Production area: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunnan Province

    It is not often that ripe Pu-erh engenders a high degree of excitement but this one is definitely an exception: Thick, dense, bold and so delicious. This tea is made from ancient trees that are around 300 years old.  The leaves have been fermented using the local mountain spring water.  After the fermentation process completed, the tea was further stored for three years to stabilize its overall quality.

    Premium leave source, perfect fermentation process, and good post-fermentation care are key ingredients for a good ripe Pu-erh.  This tea has it all.  As Master Chan advised Linda Louie, “I believe The Enchantment of Ancient Trees will be the best ripe pu-erh you will have come across in recent years.”

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    The Taste of Menghai Ripe Pu-erh Tea 100 grams $15.00
    Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz.)
    Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
    Grade: Premium
    Production area: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunnan Province

    The makers of this tea, Mr. Zhou and his father, both worked for the famous Menghai Tea Factory, one of four state-owned tea factories in Yunnan. It was, here that Mr. Zhou honed his tea making skills. In 2005, Mr. Zhou started his own tea factory where he produced his tea according to the traditional methods and the high standards of Menghai Tea Factory. Using premium leaf materials, this tea is flavorful and bold with a nice sweet finish. In time, it is expected to become mellow but savory. Bana sourced this tea direct from Mr. Zhou and is able to offer this tea at a very affordable price. If you are a fan of ripe pu-erh, this tea would be a great choice for your daily consumption. If you are interested in collecting pu-erh, this tea will bring you pleasant surprises after some years of aging.
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    Heirloom for Hunter Raw Pu-erh Tea - Tong of five tea cakes $214.00

    Weight: Five cakes, each weighing 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

    Like fine French wine, Pu-erh improves with age. It makes a good heirloom that can be saved and savored on that special anniversary or birthday. My grandson, Hunter turned one-year-old recently and there was nothing more memorable than gifting him a special tea cake to celebrate his birthday and as a keepsake.

    The leaves of this cake were picked from the old trees of my friend, Xiao Cao’s family tea garden in the high mountain of Mengsong. When first sampled  this tea, I was impressed with its thick-ness and denseness. It possesses a pleasant aroma, complex flavors, and a quick and lasting hui gan (the cooling sensation in the mouth). Mostly notably is the qi (energy) that makes one feel very relaxed afterwards. Every time I drink this tea, it brings smiles to my face. This tea is very pleasant to drink now, but it is anticipated to be an excellent tea in a few years.

  • Mengsong Spring Raw Pu-erh Tea
    Mengsong Spring - 100 gram (3.5 oz) cake $24.00

    Weight: 100 (3.5 oz)
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

    Specially pressed for Bana Tea by Tea Master Vesper Chan, this tea is made from tea trees over 100 years old in the famous tea-producing region of Mengsong. This tea possesses all the good qualities a standout raw pu-erh should have:  It is brisk, sweet and full-bodied and has a long savory aftertaste.  If you enjoy a cup of tea first thing in the morning, this could be a good wake-up tea because its complex flavors can certainly perk up your palate and invigorate your thoughts and imagination.

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    Heirloom for Hunter Raw Pu-erh Tea - 100 gram (3.5 oz) tea cake $45.00

    Weight: 100g (3.5 oz)
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

    Like fine French wine, Pu-erh improves with age. It makes a good heirloom that can be saved and savored on that special anniversary or birthday. My grandson, Hunter turned one-year-old recently and there was nothing more memorable than gifting him a special tea cake to celebrate his birthday and as a keepsake.

    The leaves of this cake were picked from the old trees of my friend, Xiao Cao’s family tea garden in the high mountain of Mengsong. When first sampled  this tea, I was impressed with its thick-ness and denseness. It possesses a pleasant aroma, complex flavors, and a quick and lasting hui gan (the cooling sensation in the mouth). Mostly notably is the qi (energy) that makes one feel very relaxed afterwards. Every time I drink this tea, it brings smiles to my face. This tea is very pleasant to drink now, but it is anticipated to be an excellent tea in a few years.

  • Mengsong Spring Raw Pu-erh Tea Tong
    Mengsong Spring - Tong of seven cakes $160.00

    Weight: 2 lbs
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

    Specially pressed for Bana Tea by Tea Master Vesper Chan, this tea is made from tea trees over 100 years old in the famous tea-producing region of Mengsong. This tea possesses all the good qualities a standout raw pu-erh should have:  It is brisk, sweet and full-bodied and has a long savory aftertaste.  If you enjoy a cup of tea first thing in the morning, this could be a good wake-up tea because its complex flavors can certainly perk up your palate and invigorate your thoughts and imagination.

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    Chan's Thousand Charms Collector's Edition - 50 grams $52.00
    Weight: 450 grams
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: Premium
    Production area: Lincang, Yunnan Province

    Taste characteristics:
    The Chan’s Thousand Charm Collector’s Edition series is the most exclusive line among the tea produced by Tea Master Vesper Chan. What sets this cake apart from others is the leaf source. Every spring, Master Chan personally travels to Lincang to select the best leaves from very old tea trees. This tea has been in production since 2007 and its quality and aging potential are undeniable. Last year, the 2008 edition of this tea competed and won the highest score in the “10-year Mid-stage Pu-erh Competition” in China. The 2011 edition is also aging very well and is highly sought-after by our customers. This tea is incredibly clean, brisk, and balanced, and has a gentle hui gan (cooling sensation) that lasts. The aroma lingers at the bottom of the cup long after the tea is drunk. This tea has great aging potential and appreciation value - a must-add to your pu-erh collection. .
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    Chan's Thousand Charms Raw Pu-erh Tea Collector's Edition - 450 gram cake $439.00
    Weight: 450 grams
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: Premium
    Production area: Lincang, Yunnan Province

    Taste characteristics:
    The Chan’s Thousand Charm Collector’s Edition series is the most exclusive line among the tea produced by Tea Master Vesper Chan. What sets this cake apart from others is the leaf source. Every spring, Master Chan personally travels to Lincang to select the best leaves from very old tea trees. This tea has been in production since 2007 and its quality and aging potential are undeniable. Last year, the 2008 edition of this tea competed and won the highest score in the “10-year Mid-stage Pu-erh Competition” in China. The 2011 edition is also aging very well and is highly sought-after by our customers. This tea is incredibly clean, brisk, and balanced, and has a gentle hui gan (cooling sensation) that lasts. The aroma lingers at the bottom of the cup long after the tea is drunk. This tea has great aging potential and appreciation value - a must-add to your pu-erh collection. .
  • 18 Qing Bing 300
    18 Qing Bing Raw Pu-erh Tea - 125 gram cake $59.00
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Menghai and Lincang, Yunnan Province

    Tea Master Vesper Chan's 88 Qing Bing (88 Raw Cake) is recognized as an iconic tea cake in modern Pu-erh history. 30 years since the production of the 88 Qing Bing, the entire inventory of 30,000 cakes has been sold. To continue the legend of 88 Qing Bing, Master Chan created the 18 Qing Bing as it's worthy successor.
    Produced from a blend of tea leaves personally selected by Master Chan from the Menghai and Lincang tea-producing regions, this tea is expected, like its predecessor, to have good aging potential.
    Unlike other raw Pu-erh with more floral notes, this tea is more woodsy in its tasted, with smoke and tobacco as its most prominent flavors. It's hui gan (cooling sensation) is quick in its onset and yet lasting.
  • 18 Qing Bing 300
    18 Qing Bing Raw Pu-erh Tea - 388 gram cake $240.00
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
    Grade: 1-3
    Production area: Menghai and Lincang, Yunnan Province

    Tea Master Vesper Chan's 88 Qing Bing (88 Raw Cake) is recognized as an iconic tea cake in modern Pu-erh history. 30 years since the production of the 88 Qing Bing, the entire inventory of 30,000 cakes has been sold. To continue the legend of 88 Qing Bing, Master Chan created the 18 Qing Bing as it's worthy successor.
    Produced from a blend of tea leaves personally selected by Master Chan from the Menghai and Lincang tea-producing regions, this tea is expected, like its predecessor, to have good aging potential.
    Unlike other raw Pu-erh with more floral notes, this tea is more woodsy in its tasted, with smoke and tobacco as its most prominent flavors. It's hui gan (cooling sensation) is quick in its onset and yet lasting.
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    Speechless Euphoria Raw Pu-erh Tea - 100 gram cake $49.00
    Weight: 100 gram cake (3.5 oz)
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: Premium
    Production area: Da Xueshan, Lincang County, Yunnan Province

    It has been said that “good teas can intoxicate its devotees.” The best teas come from trees that grow in pristine and remote high mountains. These exquisite teas provide you with a feeling of being settled and refresh, heightening your senses to nature’s tranquility and beauty.

    Speechless Euphoria is selected from old growth tea trees nestled in the deep forests of Yunnan’s high mountains. It is lush, velvety, full-bodied with a rich lotus scent. This tea will infuse you with palpable energy (Cha Qi) and surprise you with its distinct tea quality.

    Available in an individual cake or a twin-pack.
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    Speechless Euphoria Raw Pu-erh Tea - Twin Pack (two 100 gram cakes) $98.00
    Weight: 200 grams total (7 ounces)
    Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
    Grade: Premium
    Production area: Da Xueshan, Lincang County, Yunnan Province

    It has been said that “good teas can intoxicate its devotees.” The best teas come from trees that grow in pristine and remote high mountains. These exquisite teas provide you with a feeling of being settled and refresh, heightening your senses to nature’s tranquility and beauty.

    Speechless Euphoria is selected from old growth tea trees nestled in the deep forests of Yunnan’s high mountains. It is lush, velvety, full-bodied with a rich lotus scent. This tea will infuse you with palpable energy (Cha Qi) and surprise you with its distinct tea quality.

    Available in an individual cake or a twin-pack.
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    Enchantment of Ancient Trees - 100 gram (3.5 oz) cake $45.00

    Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz)
    Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu'erh (grade: 1-3)
    Production area: Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Yunnan Province

    It is not often that ripe Pu-erh engenders a high degree of excitement but this one is definitely an exception: Thick, dense, bold and so delicious. This tea is made from ancient trees that are around 300 years old.  The leaves have been fermented using the local mountain spring water.  After the fermentation process completed, the tea was further stored for three years to stabilize its overall quality.

    Premium leave source, perfect fermentation process, and good post-fermentation care are key ingredients for a good ripe Pu-erh.  This tea has it all.  As Master Chan advised Linda Louie, “I believe The Enchantment of Ancient Trees will be the best ripe pu-erh you will have come across in recent years.”