Puer Tea Glossary - Zhi Zheng Tea Shop


„cha qi; 茶气 - Tea nature. The inherent energetic qualities in tea. That which makes it tea. Sometimes rather unsatisfactorily interpreted as 'tea energy'; translating qi as energy suggests perhaps a rather too narrow idea of qi but it is an interesting term to consider since many people use the term. Ideas and experiences of cha qi vary considerably; the taste of tea, the appearance of the leaves (particularly after steeping i.e. the life in the tea), any physical or psychological experiences one may have as a result of drinking tea are all aspects of cha qi. One cannot satisfactorily dissociate one from the other just as one cannot isolate sunshine from wind, which are both manifestations of weather, tian qi. If it did not have cha qi it wouldn't be tea, it would be something else. From a western point of view perhaps, cha qi is due, in some good part, to the presence of caffeine, theine, etc. The active constituents.“

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Teas - Pu-erh

1997 CNNP Big Red Mark Raw Puerh Cake

1997 CNNP Big Red Mark Raw Puerh Cake
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This cake is called "Da Hong Yin" or Big Red Mark. It's a blend from Banna area tea...

2005 Changda Hao Yiwu Mansa Gu Shu Cha

2005 Changda Hao Yiwu Mansa Gu Shu Cha Raw Puerh Cake 400g
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Changda Hao is one of famous and established earlier tea factory in Yiwu town. Changda...

2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha

2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman Material for this cake came from a small Bulang...

Late 1990s "Jin Gua Gong Cha" 500g

Late 1990s "Jin Gua Gong Cha" 500g
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"Jin Gua Gong Cha" also called "Tuan Cha", is a special kind of compressed puer tea. It...

2005 Xiaguan Yushang Tuo

2005 Xiaguan Yushang Tuo
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This 200 gram tuo [nest shaped] tea from Xiaguan Tea Factory was stored in Guangzhou...

2007 Banzhang Tuocha Certified Organic

2007 Banzhang Tuocha Certified Organic Raw 250g
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This tuo is composed from spring material from Menghai area (most from Bulang mountain)...


Quotes - Pu-erh


„wo dui; 渥 - Wet, 堆 heap/pile - Wo dui - 渥堆, Literally wet -pile The process of 'pile fermentation which is used to make 'aged' Puer tea.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. Puer Tea Glossary[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com/>. [q639] [s78]





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