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The process of compression not only physically transformed the appearance, but also the taste profile and ageing manner of a tea. Read more here: https://www.teahong.com/2020/10/31/cha-bing-compressed-tea/

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    Bulang Old Tree Shu Puer Cha Bing
    USD 32.80USD 218.00 Quickview

    Bulang Old Tree 2011

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    Stone Mortar Pressed Shu Cha Bing

    Post-fermentation in pu’er production is like black tea processing in that it gives sweetness, roundness and body to a tea, although it is a far more specialised, time-consuming and difficult method to master. The result, however, is a shu cha possible of a far more complex and intriguing taste profile. To achieve that, we need to begin with a good raw material. That’s where the old tea tree forests in Bulang Mountain comes in. The diversity in these wild growing trees and the deep rich soils they grow in offer leaves that are not only rich in polyphenols, but also minerals and amino acids that are the prerequisites for an outstanding tea. That is why the subregion is one of the most renowned in Yunnan. Tea Hong has selected a very small workshop who respects the process so much that they even manually compress the post-fermented tealeaves using traditional style stone mortars rather than a pneumatic press. Their mastery results in a very firmly formed cha bing with a deep full body. Presenting Tea Hong’s Bulang Old Tree 2011. Handpicked first flush painstakingly post-fermented for 75 days before compression. Den matured at Tea Hong for those who want a lot from their shu cha pu’er.
    Chrysanthemum class infusion colour: deep burgundy TCM Neutral-warm Energy Taichi Staff Pick icon Great value!
    There are two product variants to choose from: A single discus of 357g net weight in the original paper wrap, or a traditional vending form of 7 cha bings bundled in a bamboo sleeve, net weight totalling 2.5 kg. Please click below to see either options.
    USD 32.80USD 218.00
    USD 32.80USD 218.00 Quickview
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    Tea Hong: Lao Tong Zhi 7548 2007
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    Old Comrade “7548” 2007

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    45 years of refined tea mastery

    When I first entered Zao Bing Liang’s tasting room, the air is filled with the freshness of the aroma of maocha. Bags of samples from newly collected loose leaves lined up in rows, each marked with a numeric code. The teas were trucked in from the various mountains in the region. Some maybe less than 30 minutes away, others can be a full day. Yunnan is over 10% larger even than the whole of Germany and tea trees exist in almost all of its mountains. Some of these maochas are from highly sought after famous villages or mountains, which will be individually made into products carrying their origin names to demand very high market prices. A new discus from Ban Zhang, for example, can easily be fetching thousands of dollars. Aged ones are even much pricier. Yet there are more others from not as highly demanded origins, but also taste worthy. That’s where Zao’s “formulae” come in. Since the 1970’s, the old master has developed a number of recipes for ganging up harvests from origins of lesser known names for more affordable delicious teas. 7548 is the code name for his most prized and classic shengcha formula. These bags of samples in lines were there for the old master to finalise which batches and what proportion for the mix. He does that every harvest, for every product. Presenting the 7548 cha bing from Lao Tong Zhi ( ie Old Comrade ), Master Zao’s very own tea brand. Batch 701 is the first batch of year 2007. That means the best of the year and matured till now. It is a prime product of old Master Zao’s passion for bringing quality to more people without the price tag of premium origin labels.
    Delta class TCM Neutral-cool icon Tea Master's Choice icon Great value!
    There are two product variants to choose from: A single discus of 357g net weight in the original paper wrap, or a traditional vending form of 7 cha bings bundled in a bamboo sleeve, net weight totalling 2.5 kg. Please click below to see either options.
    USD 51.90USD 349.20
    USD 51.90USD 349.20 Quickview
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    Tuocha Squares 2010
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    Tuocha Squares 2010

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    Compressed Blended Shu Cha:

    The good thing about small-size compressed tea is that it comes in as pre-measured doses. The additional process of compressing also gives a slightly different taste profile to the original loose leaf post-fermented tea (shu cha). Tea Hong’s Tuocha Squares are processed in one of the few puer processing facilities that are rated best food safety standard by Chinese authority. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM Neutral Net weight: approx 60 g (2.1 oz) Premium Alu Zippable
    USD 7.80 USD 6.24
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