2003 Vintage Gong Ting Puerh Mini Cake (Palace Shu Puerh)
Gong Ting is the highest grade leaf quality. This tea has been aged for 13 years and has reached its prime for consumption. Pressed into mini cake for convenient use and travel. This tea has amazing taste, smooth earthy flavor, a hint of dark chocolate and caramel, and a smooth aftertaste. Great for all occasions, especially after a heavy meal to help digestion.
This Gong Ting (meaning palace in Chinese, the highest leaf quality) Puerh tea came from Meng Hai of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province. This tea was plucked from big trees about 80-150 years old, and processed in 2003, then carefully stored and aged for 13 years, having reached its prime for consumption. They were then compressed into individually wrapped mini puerh cakes for convenient use and storage. This gong ting mini cake is a true one-of-a-kind tea. It can also be brewed by adding rose buds or osmanthus flowers for a more floral taste. The net weight of each mini cake is 5 grams, a general serving size perfect for each use, and very convenient for travel.
Puer tea has great health benefits, especially in helping digestive system and weight control. Studies also suggested it helps to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Puer tea has been used by many ethnic groups in China as a digestive aid for thousands of years.
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: 2003
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf)
Caffeine level: Medium
Packaging: We use the highest quality resealable foil pouches on the market to completely block light and moisture, ensuring that the tea retains maximum freshness. Also the resealable pouch is not only convenient, but saves you from purchasing additional tea tins.
It has a pleasant and smooth earthy flavor, with a slight hint of smokiness at the first steeping, notes of dark chocolate and caramel, and a smooth aftertaste. No musty taste. You will notice that it becomes sweeter with each steeping.
210oF, one nugget for 12-16 oz of spring/filtered water, first steeping 3-4 min; remaining steepings 2 min, 4-5 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.