WHITE PU-ERH TEA CAKE
Unfortunately this tea as well as some others are becoming harder to obtain due to the impacts of climate change. We recommend our loose 12 year aged Pu-erh, IRON GODDESS or WUYI ROCK oolong teas as alternatives.
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, & compression. It is characterised by a bright red-yellow infusion & sweet, mellow taste. Pu-erh tea cakes, which are referred to as both pingcha & 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, & 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 & allow them to age, they will increase in value over time, & the depth of flavour will intensify. Some Pu-erh tea cakes have sold for more than USD $30,000 each.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness teas bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
We’re now sold out of the 250 cup size tins, but you’re welcome to order refills for your 250 cup tins. We’re delighted to announce that our 300 cup tins are back in stock again!
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve freshness and nutrients. Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store your teas in the tins they came in. Bring the tin back into our shops for refills and enjoy a discount. Please note that we sell our loose teas by volume, not weight.