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Ban Zhang Jin Ya - Golden Bud from Ban Zhang

Ban Zhang Jin Ya - Golden Bud from Ban Zhang

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Ban Zhang Jin Ya - a remarkable ripe pu-erh tea that promises to awaken your senses and brighten your days. Crafted with love and expertise, this pu-erh tea hails from the esteemed Yunnan's Ban Zhang region and brings with it a legacy of flavor and tradition.

Harvested in the spring of 2011 and meticulously pressed in 2014 by the renowned Menghai factory, each 357g cake of Ban Zhang Jin Ya – or Golden Bud from Ban Zhang in Chinese (班章金芽) – is a testament to the art of tea making. This tea is a beautiful ensemble of big, mature leaves, carefully selected to ensure the highest quality.

Dive into the rich, deep flavors characteristic of an aged shu pu-erh. What makes "Ban Zhang Jin Ya" stand out is its mature and full-bodied taste – a harmonious blend that's robust yet incredibly smooth. You won't find any harsh or sharp notes here. Instead, your palate will be graced with the classic earthy tones of autumn leaves, beautifully complemented by a surprising, subtle hint of watermelon. It's a unique twist that adds a refreshing lightness to each cup.

Not just a delight for your taste buds, this tea is also your perfect companion for those days when you need an extra boost. Known for its invigorating properties, a cup of "Ban Zhang Jin Ya" is like a gentle nudge to awaken your senses, offering you the energy you need to tackle your day with vigor.

Brewing Instructions

🍵 How to brew Ban Zhang Jin Ya Pu-Erh Tea: 🍵

Gong Fu Cha Method:

  1. Vessel Selection: Opt for a gaiwan or a teapot with high heat retention, preferably from Yixing clay or thick ceramics.
  2. Tea Quantity: Use 7 grams of tea for every 100 ml of the brewing vessel.
  3. Water Temperature: Ensure the water is between 90-100°C.
  4. Brewing: Pour the water over the tea leaves.
  5. Discard: Quickly discard the first pour to wash away tiny bits of leaves and evenly saturate the tea with water, allowing for the perfect brew. Pour hot water to the vessel again.
  6. Steeping Time: Allow the tea to steep briefly, 5-10 seconds. Increase the steeping time slightly with each subsequent infusion.
  7. Rebrew: You can brew the tea up to 8 times, savoring the evolving flavors with each infusion.

Western-Style Brewing:

  1. Vessel Selection: Use a ceramic or metal teapot.
  2. Tea Quantity: Add 2 grams of tea for every 100 ml of water in the teapot.
  3. Water Temperature: Use freshly boiled water.
  4. Steeping Time: Let the tea steep for about 7 minutes.
  5. Brewing: Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves, ensuring they're fully submerged.
  6. Rebrew: This method is typically for a single, longer infusion. Enjoy the robust flavors in one go!

Shipping Information:

This tea ships from Canada or Portugal and usually arrives in 5-10 days.

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