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    CHINATEA Zodiac Dragon Ripe Pu Erh Tea Brick

    CHINATEA Zodiac Dragon Ripe Pu Erh Tea Brick

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    Selected from premium tea leaves grown in the Lancang River Basin, the leaves of Zodiac Dragon Ripe Pu Erh Tea Brick undergo a traditional fermentation process, resulting in the creation of exquisite reddish-brown tea bricks.

    The tea liquor exhibits a vibrant red hue. In the initial steeping, it is velvety and sweet, with a fragrance reminiscent of red dates. As more infusions are made, woody aromas become more pronounced, with a subtle hint of sandalwood.

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    Type: Ripe Pu'er Tea
    Origin: Lancang River Basin, Yunnan Province, China
    Weight: 500g/cake ( 70-110 servings per cake)
    Leaves can be re-infused: 5 - 10 times
    Caffeine: Low

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    Zodiac Dragon Ripe Pu Erh Tea Brick

    Chinese zodiac culture is an integral part of traditional Chinese culture, deeply rooted in the lunar calendar and astrological beliefs. The year 2024 marks the Year of the Dragon, and this premium Pu Erh tea is a special commemorative edition released in honor of this occasion. The dragon is unique because it is the only mythical creature among all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. In Chinese culture, the Dragon symbolizes imperial power, good fortune, good luck, and protection.

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    Upon the first infusion, it is smooth on the palate, with a distinct sweetness and hints of red dates in its aroma.
    With subsequent infusions, woody notes emerge, accompanied by a subtle sandalwood flavor.

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      110ml/3.7 fl.oz

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      7-9g/ 1-1.5 tsp/ 0.25-0.3 oz

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      First 3-5 infusions: 5-10 seconds
      Subsequent infusions: 10-15 seconds

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    CHINATEA: A Legacy of Quality Tea

    Established in 1949, CHINATEA is one of the earliest specialized state-owned enterprises in New China. The iconic trademark features a green "tea" character in the center, surrounded by red "Zhong" characters (meaning China), symbolizing green tea produced by Red China and implying that Chinese tea is sold worldwide.
    CHINATEA's premium tea products have graced numerous significant national events, earning the prestigious title of "National Tea." This distinction has cemented CHINATEA's position as a representative of China, earning global acclaim and recognition. From Queen Elizabeth II in 1986 to President Vladimir Putin in 2007, CHINATEA has shared the unique experience of Chinese tea with dignitaries around the world. Their reputation for excellence continued at major international summits. CHINATEA served as the official tea provider for the 2014 APEC Summit, the 2017 Belt and Road Forum, and the 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen. In 2018, CHINATEA's Banzhang Ripe Pu'er Tea was selected for both the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao Summit and the First China International Import Expo, further solidifying their position as a symbol of Chinese hospitality.

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    CHINATEA: A Tea Powerhouse

    CHINATEA, a leader in Chinese tea, cultivates over 28,000 acres across six regions. Their 16 factories produce 30,000 tons of diverse teas annually. Innovation fuels CHINATEA. CHINATEA boast high-tech subsidiaries, award-winning tea masters, and expertise in Pu-erh, white, black, and instant tea processing.

    Partnering with COFCO, CHINATEA champions research with their joint venture, focusing on tea's science and developing new processing techniques. CHINATEA actively shapes tea standards. Recognized for excellence, they established the China Tea Industry Technology Committee and set comprehensive standards for various teas, ensuring exceptional quality across the industry.


    What is Chi Tse Beeng Cha?

    Pu'er tea is often compressed into various shapes, with one of the most common being the Beeng Cha (compressed tea cake). Beeng Cha typically takes the form of a round, flat disc or puck, ranging in size from as small as 100 grams to as large as 5 kilograms or more. Standard weights include 357 grams, 400 grams, and 500 grams. It is commonly referred to as Chi Tsu Ping Cha, which translates to "seven units cake tea," as seven of these tea cakes are typically packaged together for sale or transport.

    Sheng (Raw) Pu'er v.s. Shu (Ripe) Pu'er

    Raw Pu'er tea (sheng pu'er) is a type of tea that undergoes non-fermentation during its production process. This preserves the original characteristics and aroma of the tea leaves. Young raw Pu'erh shares similar characteristics to green tea. As the tea ages, it becomes more complex and is renowned for its stronger mouthfeel and long-lasting aftertaste.

    Ripe Pu'er tea (shu pu'er), also known as cooked Pu'er, is a type of tea that undergoes wodui (wet piling), which involves piling, dampening, and turning the tea leaves in a manner similar to composting. This fermentation process gives the tea a rich, mellow flavor, and a smooth mouthfeel.

    What are Pu'er tea and its health benefits?

    Pu-erh is originating from China's Yunnan province, dating back to the Han Dynasty. It's crafted from the fresh leaves of a superior "large leaf" variety of Camellia Sinensis. It possesses a distinctive matured fragrance and a sweet, smooth aftertaste that improves over time. Pu-erh tea, akin to fine wine, gains value and refinement with aging.

    Pu-erh's popularity surged due to its numerous health benefits. Ripe Pu-erh, being a fermented tea, aids digestion and is abundant in polyphenols, aiding in detoxification and combating free radicals. Moreover, Pu-erh promotes heart health as it contains statins that reduce cholesterol levels. Its diverse bacteria composition supports gut health, while also safeguarding the nervous system and enhancing brain function. For optimal weight loss benefits, it's recommended to consume Pu-erh tea one hour after a meal to help eliminate excess grease and aid in the digestion of hard-to-digest fats.

    How to break a pu'er tea cake properly?

    1. Prepare a cha pan (tea tray) and a cha zhen (tea pick). Using a chaban is ideal to catch any loose tea pieces.
    2. Unwrap the tea cake and position it face down, with the smooth side facing down, typically where the paper was attached.
    3. Using a Pu-erh tea pick, gently make three holes in the cake, aiming for spots with softer resistance. Be cautious not to apply too much pressure or accidentally prick yourself.
    4. Once the needle is inserted, delicately wiggle it to loosen the tea at each hole until you can easily separate a small piece.
    5. Transfer the loosened tea into a cha he (tea box), readying it for brewing. The tea box should be sealed to maintain the freshness of the tea leaves.