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Bing, Beeng, Cake, or Disc - a round, flat, disc or puck-shaped tea, the size ranges from as small as 100g to as large as 5 kg or more, with 357g, 400g, and 500g being the most common.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Teas - Cake

1998 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Raw Pu-erh 400g

1998 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Raw Pu-erh 400g
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Name: Ye Sheng Qiao Mu (野生喬木) – Wild Arbor Tree.

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014
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Yiwu Zhengshan (易武正山) - That very Yiwu Mountain Harvest area: Yiwu Mountain, Mengla...

2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g

2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g
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Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman Material for this cake came from a small Bulang village in...

2016 Myanmar Jingdong Xiao Bing Cha 200g

2016 Myanmar Jingdong Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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The raw materials of this cake came from Jingdong, Myanmar, just west of the Xishuangbanna. The...

2016 Chawangpu Yibang Manguishan Xiao Bing

2016 Chawangpu Yibang Manguishan Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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Last winter was unusually cold. Many people thought they would have a good harvest the next...

2015 White 2 Tea Pin

2015 White 2 Tea Pin
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2015 Pin Raw Puer Tea 200g from White2tea. The Pin is a blend of three years of high quality...


Quotes - Cake

„Bĭng: The tea cake itself. Tea cakes or other compressed pu'er can be made up of two or more grades of tea, typically with higher grade leaves on the outside of the cake and lower grades or broken leaves in the center. This is done to improve the appearance of the tea cake and improve its sale. Predicting the grade of tea used on the inside takes some effort and experience in selection. However, the area in and around the dimple of the tea cake can sometimes reveal the quality of the inner leaves.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea>. [q850] [s62]


„The most classical Puerh Tea is the Bingcha, recorded in Yong-Zheng 13th year in Qing Dynasty (1735). Each tea cake weighs 7 Liang (357 grams). Seven cakes make 1 Tong (wrapped in leaves), weighing 49 Liang. It was sold in nice places and also was exported abroad. It was re-named as "Yunnan Qizi bingcha - Yunnan seven cake tea" during the Cutural revolution.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh.Net. Puerh History: Noteworthy Facts[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.pu-erh.net/sections.php?Choice=Puerh_History>. [q742] [s82]


„Yunnan Tea Company standardized the trade number for Pu Erh Tea in 1976 for the purpose of export. Each bingcha has 4 digits: the first 2 digits indicate the manufacturing year, the third digit indicates the leaf grade, the last digit indicates the tea factory (e.g. Kun-Ming 1, Meng-Hai 2, Xia-Guan 3, Pu Erh 4). The loose-leaf tea has 5 digits with the third and fourth indicating the class level of raw materials. Examples of early trade numbers for Puerh Tea are 7452, 7562, 7572, 75671, 76563.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh.Net. Puerh History: Noteworthy Facts[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.pu-erh.net/sections.php?Choice=Puerh_History>. [q741] [s82]



Photos - Cake

Pu-erh shape - Bing,
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„Indistinct fragrance is, by nature, restrained, hidden and it is only by steeping the tea and then smelling a cup that has just been emptied of tea can one appreciate this fragrance. Alternatively, one can also smell the steeped leaves. “

Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. How to Identify Good Puerh Tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com>. [q756] [s84]

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