Authentic Bing Dao Ancient Tree Raw Pu'erh Tea Dragon Balls 冰岛龙珠
Hailed from the famous Bing Dao village, that is said to be like Champagne is to French wine. There are five natural villages in the Bing Dao area, and this tea is truly a treasure find. Can you imagine a tea that tastes like sugar cane juice in your mouth? This tea is very aromatic, sweet and smooth, full bodied, and has good huigan. A rare tasty tea you would not want to miss.
The raw tea was harvested in the spring of 2016 then hand pressed and hand wrapped into individual balls. Each ball weighs about 8g, varies from 7.5-8.5g, and is meant for a single serving, each serving can brew for up to 20 steepings. Brewing the tea is easy; use any utensils you have at hand, either a gaiwan, glass tea pot, or clay teapot. However, we recommend gongfu-style brew to get the most out of this delicious tea.
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: April 2016
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaf)
Caffeine level: Medium
Very aromatic, notes of strong rock sugar and caramel, full bodied, smooth aftertaste.
210oF, one ball for 10-12 oz of spring/filtered water, first steeping 1 min; the rest steepings 0.2-0.5 min each, up to 15 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.