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Canton Puerh Collection
Canton Puerh Collection
This is something very special and new to Canton this year. It is a collection of our just-pressed, small puerh cakes, made by hand in the traditional method in Yunnan. These five little beauties are ready to drink now – or like wine can be stored and appreciated (or sold!) in years to come.
Designed for the serious tea lover – or any foodie who enjoys exploring the arcane and the unusual, these puerh beeng cha take tea to a new dimension.
The Canton Puerh Collection is packed in a gift box with a magnetic closure - add gift wrapping for just £2.
CONTENTS: 1 of each 100g puerh cake:
2011 Autumn Jing Gu
2011 Autumn Bu Lang
2012 De Hong Ye Sheng
2012 Wu Jia Zhai
2011 Yi Wu
Great Introduction To The World Of Puerh TeaReview by TeaLeigh(F)
I wasn't sure about Puerh tea having tried this many years ago in the form of an unknown make off a Chinese supermarket shelf. Thought it was very poor and the taste wasn't good.
So here we are some years (many!!) later and I started to do some research into different teas from around the world. I drink pints of the stuff over the course of a day but was looking for something a little bit different.
I liked the idea of the small cakes and the fun of prising the tea apart appealed to my eccentric nature (you're allowed to become more eccentric as you get older, or so I'm told by my wife!!)
Well I've now tried them all and having brewed them Gong Fu style which seems the right way to brew this tea I can honestly say they are superb. Nothing like the tea I purchased many years ago. The initial tatste that hits your palette is the subtle taste of woodland, which then dissipates as you futher infuse the leaves into a mellow sweetness.
The teas are young but certainly not lacking in flavour and there are even more subtle differences between each of the cakes.
This would make a great and rather unusual present for a tea drinker, but to enjoy them as they should be they need to be brewed carefully not just thrown into a large teapot in the Britsih style of brewing tea otherwise all the magic that's contained in these cakes will be lost.
Now having purchased these small cakes and being rather a novice in the tea world it would be great if a further recommendation were to be made as to which one to try next.
Over to you Canton.
Many thanks (Posted on 1/9/13)