dry vs. wet storage

One of the intriguing characteristics about pu-erh is that its quality and aged appeal become more prominent with time. Being one of the 3 most important factors governing pu-erh’s quality, storage of pu-erh is a meaningful topic to be brought up for discussion…

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pu-erh wrapper

Have you seen the onionskin-like paper that we use to wrap our pu-erh? While using plant-based eco-packaging for all our products to strive for a sustainable practice, we'd like to talk more about this traditionally handcrafted paper produced by Dai minority group in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan…

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understanding bingdao

Bingdao, historically recorded as Biandao, is a word in language spoken by the local Dai minority group, meaning a village stockaded with bamboo fence. All Pre-1960s records documented the village name as Biandao, which was a better representation of the pronunciation. Bingdao literally means “icy island” in English, and frankly is often mistaken as Iceland by people who are not familiar with pu-erh…

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what is pu-erh?

Pu-erh is a type of Chinese tea well known by its traditional history. The earliest presence of pu-erh tea can be traced back to the Shang dynasty. When it came to the Tang dynasty, pu-erh emerged to become one of the main commodities. Its popularity continued throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties…

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