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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

„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]


„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]


„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]



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Pu-erh shape - Bing,
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„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.“

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

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