- Break off a small piece of the cake, roughly 5-10 grams, using a tea needle or knife.
- Rinse the tea by pouring boiling water over it and then immediately pouring it off. This helps to remove any debris and open up the leaves.
- Add hot water to the teapot or gaiwan and steep the tea for 10-30 seconds. The exact steeping time will depend on the age and quality of the tea.
- Pour the tea into a cup and enjoy. Pu'er cake can be brewed multiple times, with each infusion offering a slightly different flavor profile.
Gua Feng Zhai Pu'erh Cake | Chinese Raw Pu'er
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Pu’er tea is a famous type of Chinese tea. It is made with sun-dried Shaiqinmao tea leaves (Yunnan big-leaf variety). Pu’er tea has been produced in Yunnan province for more than 2000 years, but due to its unique origin, history and process of production, it hasn’t spread to other areas until much later; hence it is sometimes referred to as “national treasure tea”. The unique features of this tea are its ageing ability and health benefits. Pu’erh is well known for the mellowness, bitterness and sweetness brought by ageing. Other teas can be aged for a few years if taken good care of; however Pu’erh can be aged for decades with a remarkable effect on the caffeine content and polyphenol - antioxidant substances contained within it.
Gua Feng Zhai is a village located just south of ChaWangShu in Yiwu Mountain. This particular tea is crafted using leaves sourced from big tea trees that are over 200 years old. What sets Gua Feng Zhai tea apart is its exceptional combination of softness and potency. While Yiwu teas are generally known for their soft taste and high fragrance, Gua Feng Zhai offers an additional dimension with its powerful Cha Qi (tea energy) and a distinct wild note. This makes Gua Feng Zhai a truly exceptional and distinctive tea that is highly sought after by tea enthusiasts.