Judging the quality of your Pu-erh Bing Cha by its appearance
Many experienced Pu-erh collectors know how to judge a Pu-erh by the surface leaves. The quality of leaves and composition of leaves and buds all hold the future of a Pu-erh Bing Cha. Adding tea buds to leaves will make a Pu-erh Bing Cha sweeter. However, it is the strength of leaves that affect the aged taste of a Pu-erh Bing Cha. The balance between buds and leaves is crucial to a Pu-erh Bing Cha’s taste. You can find the perfect balance in our Young Green Ancient Tea Tree Pu-erh Bing Cha.
We discussed the difference between raw and ripe Pu-erh in the Pu-erh Talk section of our site. Other than the 100% raw or 100% ripe Pu-erh Bing Cha, one common practice is to mix ripe and raw Pu-erh leaves together and compress them into Pu-erh Bing Cha. One famous example of this type of Pu-erh is 80s Zi Tian (purple sky), a 1:1 mix of ripe and raw Pu-erh leaves. We now carry this wonderful Pu-erh.
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