25 Pu-erh Mini Cakes

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “Thank you to *SandysCuppa* for these samples. She gave me two Pu-erh mini cakes in a swap. I do not know which kind they are. One is wrapped in green and the other in a tan colour package. I...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Leaf Tea

So what is a Mini Pu-Erh tea cake anyway?

Mini Pu-Erh tea cakes are shaped from compressed black/brown tea. Pu-Erh has long been considered to have health benefits, from lowering high cholesterol to aiding indigestion.

When brewed, our selected Pu-Erh mini cakes produce a moderately roasted aroma that has earthy undertones. When tasted, Pu-Erh mini cake present themselves as mildly earthy with a smooth aftertaste. The longer they are aged, the better the tea.

How do you use them?

Use one cake at a time, gently unwrap the paper covering, place the chosen cake in your preferred mug or small pot and get ready to start enjoying the Aroma.

Place boiling water at approximately 200-212°F/95-100°C into your Mug. This is the best temperature for steeping. Use one Pu-Erh cake for every 1-1.5 cups (150-300ml) of water. Then Steep your cake for about 2-3 minutes or until the desired concentration is acquired.

These mini Pu-Erh tea cakes are made up of small hand shaped cakes made out of various brown/black tea. The aroma is quite strong with an earth-like taste. The tea itself can be as dark as coffee, even after steeping for just a few seconds. The taste of the tea is a great combination. Although the tea gives a strong and dark impression, the aftertaste is soft and gentle.

These mini cakes are only meant to be used once. So don’t waste that special occassion. Why not try out our cakes through one of our lovely Porcelain Peacock tea cup sets.

We have 25 different kinds of Pu-Erh:
Jasmine (ripe)
Chenpi (ripe)
Jasmine (raw)
Chrysanthemim (raw)
Pure (ripe)
Chrysanthemim (ripe)
Coffee (ripe)
Peach Blossom
Lotus Leaf (ripe)
Black Tea Pu-erh (ripe)
Lotus Leaf (raw)
Rose (ripe)
Lotus Leaf 2(raw)
Sanchi Flower (ripe)
Osmanthus (ripe)
Isatidis Radix (ripe)
Nuoxiang (raw)
Green Tea Pu-erh (raw)
Nuoxiang (ripe)
Raw Pu-erh
Ginseng Flower (ripe)
Juemingzi
Medlar (ripe)

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Thank you to SandysCuppa for these samples. She gave me two Pu-erh mini cakes in a swap. I do not know which kind they are. One is wrapped in green and the other in a tan colour package. I tried the one in the green.

I have to start by saying is I have never liked pu-erh, but to be fair, I had only tasted flavoured pu-erh, and not what I would consider the real thing.

The dry mini cake has no smell that I can discern. I looks like compressed tea leaves, dark brown colour.

I steeped in 98C water for 2 minutes. The smell of the liquor is strong, earthy, almost mushroom-y. Maybe a hint of seaweed. The colour is dark brown, almost purple.

The taste of the tea is thick and earthy. Slight hint of mushroom or edible fungus-type taste. I feel like I am getting a hint of Miso flavour.

Overall I think I can safely say I am not a fan of pu-erh. It is not bad, but I have to say that I much prefer other blacks and oolong teas. I am thankful I have had the opportunity to try a real pu-erh mini cake because otherwise I would have never sought it out on my own. Another step in my tea journey :)

Thanks SandysCuppa for this experience!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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