Compressed Tea, called also Tea Cakes or Tea Bricks are Tea Leaves that were steamed and then pressed into a round shape (or other desired shapes). This method was practiced in ancient China for a few reasons; Tea Cakes were more compact than loose leaf Tea and were also less susceptible to physical damage incurred through transportation over l...

Compressed Tea, called also Tea Cakes or Tea Bricks are Tea Leaves that were steamed and then pressed into a round shape (or other desired shapes). This method was practiced in ancient China for a few reasons; Tea Cakes were more compact than loose leaf Tea and were also less susceptible to physical damage incurred through transportation over land on the ancient Tea Route. In smaller shapes, Pressed Tea Cakes were also used as a currency. Some high quality Teas age like a good wine and the best way to age Tea, especially Puerh Tea is to press it.

To make the infusion take small quantities (usually about 2gr) of pressed leaves with the help of a knife or an awl  directly from the cake and then infuse them in the usual way.

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  • € 14,60

    Black Yunnan Tea, from a high mountain crops, harvested exclusively by hand. A rich and persistent taste, with hints of ripe fruit.Great for breakfast and afternoon. 100g

    Black Yunnan Tea, from a high mountain crops, harvested...

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    Fabulous Yunnan White Tea, only the best buds are selected. The processing procedure is completely natural and done entirely by hand. The taste is delicate, slightly sweet with notes of honey. Definitely a special Tea for special moments. For connoisseurs. 100g

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  • € 15,90

    White Yunnan Mountain Puerh Tea. This Tea is not cultivated but simply harvested from wild forest trees. The taste is rich and of honey with hints of ripe fruit. The unopened buds and some small leaves underneath are collected.Rich in antioxidants is a unique and special Tea. 100g

    White Yunnan Mountain Puerh Tea. This Tea is not cultivated...

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  • € 13,90
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    Mellow Puerh, with a strong and pronounced round taste, to try as an alternative to the classic Biotea Puerh. Puerh is a Tea which is considered medicinal by traditional Chinese medicine. It is certainly the most drunk Tea in China. It has strong protective and healing properties on the gastro-intestinal tract. 100g

    Mellow Puerh, with a strong and pronounced round taste, to try...

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