2019 Gu Shu Sheng Tea Coin
These miniature bings are made from GuShu (Ancient Tree), single-farm Nannuo Mountain Pu'erh. When steeped at low temperature (~190 F), this tea yields a green-gold infusion with a crisp sweet taste, a hint of bitterness, and a refreshing floral fragrance.
Tea coins are a convenient way to take your loose leaf with you on the go! They're made of loose leaf leaves pressed into a coin shape for easy travel. This harkens back to traditional methods of transporting tea, when tea would be pressed into compact bings (cakes) for more efficient trade and storage. Full size bings were even used as currency!
Make sure to brew this tea multiple times! The leaves are tightly pressed into this shape, and it can take several infusions to loosen them, yielding several delightful cups.