“Golden Buds” (Jin Ya) Ripe Pu'er Tea Cake - 2019 Golden Buds 100g


This is a 2019 vintage ripe compressed fermented Pu'er tea cake made using golden buds, the most sought-after tea leaves—these gold leaves are visible throughout the tea cake. This is a dark reddish Pu'er tea with a smooth and pleasant taste that is mild and easy to drink. This tea cake measures approximately 4" across and weighs 100 grams.


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.


  1. Remove wrapping
  2. Break off a small piece of tea from the edge of the tea brick using a Pu'er tea needle (we carry these in white and wood)
  3. Place your tea into a cup or tea pot, then pour near-boiling water over the tea. Allow the tea to steep for 1-3 minutes
  4. Enjoy

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