A circular Chinese tea cake from Xishuanbanna Menghai in Yunnan. It consists of large sun-dried leaves steamed at high temperatures before being formed into a beautifully round cakes for long-term storage. A high-quality pu’er at a farm-direct price.
Li Ming Tea Factory
This sheng pu erh is made by the Li Ming Tea Factory. Founded in 1964, it is now China's only state-own, large-scale tea factory in Menghai County, Xishuangbanna. Around the year 2000, Li Ming Tea Factory gradually reduced the manufacturing of green tea and black tea. Instead, it started the research and development its pu erh tea series.
About Ba Jiao Ting Tea Series
Ba Jiao Ting means “octagonal pavilion” in Chinese and has been the trademark of Li Ming Tea Factory since 1998. Until 2013, more than 100 Pu’er products have been manufactured under this trademark. It's considered one of the top ten Chinese Pu’er brands. Today, Ba Jiao Ting has gained its reputation in China and even abroad.
Why peacock (Kong Que) is on many Pu’er tea labels?
You can see a peacock (Kong Que) on many labels of Pu’er tea including Ba Jiao Ting cakes. Why? The meaning of the peacock is related to the Dai ethnic group that lives in the southern part of Yunnan Province where Pu’er tea is originated from. In the culture of the Dai people's, the peacock is a symbol of beauty, happiness and luck. Whenever there are festivals, fairs, or parties, Dai people will perform the peacock dance to celebrate the event. With such high value, no wonder peacock is used on many Pu’er tea labels.
The peacock appears on many Ba Jiao Ting cakes with names such as Golden Peacock and Seven Colour Peacock. The cake on this page is called '孔雀之乡' which literally means 'The Origin of the Peacock'.
Menghai Tea Region
Menghai is one of the most important production regions for pu erh tea. In 1940, the famous Menghai tea factory was established, where eventually most of the raw leaves from the region were processed.
Even though tea from this factory remains popular, the ever increasing scale of the production has decreased the quality of the tea cakes produced there. In addition, in recent years more fake cakes are appearing in the market.
The current trend is that pu erh collectors are now travelling through Yunnan seeking smaller pu erh farmers and factories that do the processing themselves.
We're proud to add this wonderful pu erh tea cake in our online collection. The price quality of this cake is unbelievably good and the taste will only get better the longer you store it for further ripening.
Do make sure you store this tea cake in a dark and cool environment without unwanted odours that can affect the leaf taste. The price is very attractive for 357 gram of puer. Order yours today to sip a cup of this amazing authentic Menghai cake.
|Steeping time||Gaiwan / yixing teapot: 2 x rinse; 10s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 30s, etc|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||6 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||n/a|
|Tea Caffeine Content||high|
|Tea in Chinese||2007 八角亭普洱茶饼|