Confidant Yunnan Arbor Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea Mini Cake
This tea was sourced by Victoria on her fall 2017 tea trip to Mengku, one of the major sought after pu'erh tea producing regions of Yunnan. Like an old friend, it will take no time to treasure this tea. You will taste the freshness like a sweet breeze from the ancient mountains. The first flavor you will notice is the honey sweetness that lasts from the beginning to finish. It is sweet, floral and fruity, smooth with quick Hui Gan, or sweet aftertaste. It has a hint of nutmeg, almond, vanilla, and passion fruit. Each mini cake weighs 8g, the standard preferred size for one pao or one tea session, good for one person or up to four people to enjoy. If brewed in gongfu style, it can sustain up to 15 steepings.
Origin: Mengku, Yunnan province, China
Harvest Time: October 2017
Elevation: 1800 meters
Bush Varietal: Mengku Da Ye (large leaves)
Health Benefits: Puerh tea has great health benefits, especially in helping digestion and weight control. Puer tea has been used by many ethnic groups in China as a digestive aid for thousands of years.
- Aids to digestive system and helps weight control
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
It is floral, honey sweet, mellow, refreshing, very smooth, quick hui gan. It has a hint of almond, vanilla, and passion fruit. Slightly astringent if brewed too long.
210oF, 1 nugget for 6-8 oz of spring/filtered water, about 20 seconds each steepings, up to 15 steepings, adjust to taste. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.