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Full Moon Harvest Cake


Herbaceous, fruity and naturally sweet all come to mind in tasting this Fall harvest white tea cake made using a high-grade Fuding area Dai Bai Da Hao varietal.   

Why we selected this tea.  Appearance wise, it is a stunning cake.  Large leaves have been collected and pressed in a visual that truly looks like Fall.  Tea was harvested in the Fall of 2014 on a farm http specializes in white teas located near Guan Yan township in the Fuding area of Fujian Province.  Using leaf grown at an elevation of 700 meters, it was harvested celebrating the Full Moon Festival.  This White Peony cake, made using the Dai Bai Da Hao varietal, is pronounced in its flavors as the leaves and buds were harvested, processed and pressed in the closing of the tea season.  Cake is 375 grams.  Harvest date is 2014.

Interesting facts about this tea.  The tea was grown on a farm that practices organic farming methods.  As their tea is consumed in the domestic market, they do not certify.   Tea maker produces highest grades of Silver Needle Yinzhen and Bai Mu Dan.  The leaves of this cake are the final pluck of the farm's production cycle. It is widely held that the leaves plucked at the time of the Full Moon Festival offer strong and rich flavors.  This style of white tea cake is very popular in China.  It is served typically in social situations and is brewed using the Gongfu style using plenty of leaf, short steeps resulting in much animated conversation.

Taste profile. The farm's blend of leaves, large and deep in coloration along with the careful aging of the cake has resulted in a distinct, nuanced taste that is both delicate and pleasing.  Herbaceous, fruity and naturally sweet all come to mind.  One will note the full mouth feel in cupping the tea as well as its lingering finish.  

Brewing suggestions.  Use approximately 3-5 grams per 8 ounces of water.  This tea does best served Gongfu style using plenty of leaf and short steep times.  Use water right at boiling temperature.  Steep for 1-2 minutes or up to 3 minutes depending on your leaf quantity.   

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Supporting adults with disabilities

Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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  1. New with Pu-erh 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Dec 2016

    This is only the second Pu-erh tea I have tried so I am no expert but this one I like a lot.. A little pricey, but very tasty . I am glad I bought.

Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

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