This is a 2019 harvest “Palace Grade” (top grade) ripe fermented Pu'er tea cake from Menghai. This produces a highly flavorful dark liquor with an earthy, smooth, and pleasant taste with a woody aroma and fruit notes. This tea cake weighs 200 grams.
Gong Ting, or “Palace Grade” ripe Pu’er is tippiest grade of ripe Pu’er with the smallest leaf, prized for its potent taste and aroma. At the end of the fermentation process, ripe Pu’er leaves are categorized by grade, with Palace Grade being the smallest in terms of leaf size. This is the highest and most expensive grade, surpassing Te Ji, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.
Pu’er is a tea from China’s Yunnan province near the Laos and Myanmar border. High in antioxidants, studies show it can fight oxidative stress, promote weight loss, and regulate blood sugar. Pu’er tea also possesses anti-cancer properties. It has a lower caffeine level, less than coffee and green tea, which make it a great choice for drinking late into the day.
Pu’er has been called China’s best-kept secret for weight loss. Animal and test-tube studies show that it can help synthesize fewer new fats while burning more stored body fat. In one animal study, pu’er was also the only variety of tea capable of raising the level of good cholesterol and lowering the level of bad cholesterol.
Note: You can repeat the above steps and brew several cups of tea from one piece of tea, or add more if you prefer a stronger cup