Pressed Tea Cake Set
The most unique feature of pressed tea is aging. A ripe tea changes its aroma season after season, year after year, developing new hues of flavors.
This special tea set is specifically thought for all pu'er and white tea enthusiasts, or curious tasters, who want to discover the taste of time.
The Pressed Tea Set includes:
- two compressed tea cakes to choose among: 2021 Ancient Trees Shengpu, 2021 Ancient Trees Huangpian, Autumn 2021 Ancient Trees Shengpu, 2021 Wild Forest Shengpu, 2017 Wild Forest Shengpu, 2021 Ancient Trees Yueguangbai, 2021 Wild Forest Yueguangbai, 2018 Wild Forest Yueguangbai. All teas have been farmed, harvested, manufactured and pressed by Eastern Leaves.
- a bamboo tea tray: a practical countertop to open the tea cake, and transfer the leaves inside the vase, using the side opening.
- a pu'er tea knife: a pu'er tea enthusiast's most fundamental tool, specifically designed to cut precisely into the soft leaves, without hurting the one who holds it.
How to open a pressed cake
When receiving a pressed tea cake, it is important to open it slightly, and let the leaves breathe again to continue their aging process in the best possible way. When opening a tea cake, the tip of the knife should enter the outer edge of the cake. After inserting the knife, press gently downwards and repeat this action counterclockwise - or clockwise, if you are left-handed - in order to break the cake evenly.
After gently opening the compressed leaves, it is important to store them in a dry environment, shielded from light and moisture. The ideal protection is a ceramic vase, closed with a natural and non air-tight lid. The leaves can be stored for as much as you want, patiently waiting to discover new and ever-changing hints of flavor, and learning the intrinsic value of time passing.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Rest of the World
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee
We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement or return.
Buy it with
Farmed, harvested and curated by Eastern Leaves
Our tea production
This tea comes from the tea forest we own in Yunnan, in Nannuo and Lunan/Pasha mountain.
We take care of each leg of the production: from the care of the under-forest until package and distribution.
Generations of masters
Our production is entirely supervised by Yan Kunli, that was born and raised on Nannuo mountain, and in 2007 won the Pu'er Shengpu producer competition for the highest Shaqing skills, among all the Hani minority in Yunnan.
He is the master in his craft, and we are proud to have him with us.