WHITE PU-ERH TEA CAKE
Our Pu-erh tea cakes are produced from Pu-erh tea that is grown at high altitudes in Yunnan Province, China. The tea goes through a process of special fermentation, aging, steaming, and compression. It is characterised by a bright red-yellow infusion and sweet, mellow taste.
Pu-erh tea cakes, which are referred to as both pingcha and beeng cha, are “new Pu-erh.” This means that the tea is aged for approximately one year, as opposed to our loose Pu-erh, which is aged for 12 years.
The introduction of moisture at several stages speeds up the aging process. The Pu-erh tea cakes acquire their special properties in a shorter period of time, and do not need to age in caves, as does regular Pu-erh.
New Pu-erh is perfect for cellaring like wine. If you buy the tea cakes and allow them to age, they will increase in value over time, and the depth of flavour will intensify. Some Pu-erh tea cakes have sold for more than USD $30,000 each.
SILK ROAD teas are made with premium quality, fresh, organic botanicals. Exceptional freshness, combined with organic growing practices, results in higher antioxidant levels & superior flavour. What’s just as important as the premium quality ingredients we select for our teas, are the ingredients we never use – no artificial flavours or colours – just pure, healthy, deliciousness in every sip!