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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

2009 Cha Shu Wang "Jing Mai Chun Liao Cha"

2009 Cha Shu Wang
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This Pu-erh is called "Jing Mai Chun Liao Cha" (景迈纯料茶) - Jing Mai Mountain Pure Material Tea. The...

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...

2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse"

2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming
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This cake is composed of Lancang and Menghai area selected materials.After 5 years aging in dry...


Quotes - Cake

„Pu-erh shape - 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. Depending on the pressing method, the edge of the disk can be rounded or perpendicular. It is also commonly known as Qīzí bǐngchá (七子餅茶, literally "seven units cake tea") because seven of the bing are packaged together at a time for sale or transport.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh tea shapes[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea>. [q508] [s63]


„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]


„Nèi piào (内票): A larger description ticket or flyer packaged loose under the wrapper. Both aid in assuring the identity of the cake. It usually indicates factory and brand. As well, many nèi piào contain a summary of the tea factories' history and any additional laudatory statements concerning the tea, from its taste and rarity, to its ability to cure diseases and effect weight loss.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea>. [q849] [s62]



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„Pu-erh tea processing, although straightforward, is complicated by the fact that the tea itself falls into two distinct categories: the "raw" Sheng Cha and the "ripe" Shou Cha. All types of pu-erh tea are created from máochá (毛茶), a mostly unoxidized green tea processed from a "large leaf" variety of Camellia sinensis (C. sinensis assamica) found in the mountains of southern Yunnan.“

Source Web: Pu-erh tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea>. [q486] [s62]

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