In recent years, "88 Qing Bing" generally refers to the old state-run Menghai Tea Factory standard export "7542" raw tea cakes produced from 1989 to 1992. The tea products are centered in Hong Kong, spread across China, Macau, Taiwan and Southeast Asia in a full circle. There were numerous batches of tea products during this period. Among them, they were stored in natural dry warehouses for decades, resulting in a strong and long-lasting tea aroma. The tea infusion is red and bright, and the first sip rich in layers. The tea rhyme and vintage taste makes people attached.
In recent years, because many collectors competed to this tea and the prices are high, the "88 Green Puer" have become legends and auction darlings. The name is believed to be "88 Green", which is based on the auspicious meaning of Hong Kong tea merchants who enjoy tea. "88 Qing Bing" was initially wrapped with thick paper version, but it was evolved with a thin paper version, and paperless 88 Qing Bing. This was due to the cross-strait import and export customs restrictions (mainly Taiwan) which requires tea to be in a bare package; some shops in the early years removed the outer wrapping paper and the inner ticket for sale due to circumstances and needs. TeaX carefully selects this tea from the Purple Cane Malaysian Storage collection. Today, the store opens for tea fanatics.
Break off a well-sized portion of tea leaves from the tea cake, add to brewing vessel until ¼ filled. Pour in freshly boiled water at 85°C-95°C and drain the tea infusion immediately. 1st brew is not for drinking, the purpose is for the tea leaves to unfurl and moisten. This helps release the full flavour of tea for a satisfying brew.
For 2nd brew, refill the brewing vessel with about 30 Seconds to extract the full flavour. Pour and Serve. It is good for several brews. Re-steep the leaves in a similar manner to enjoy the tea as it develops from steep to steep; continue re-steeping until the leaves are exhausted of flavour.
Hailed from the tea region of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. The selected broad-leafed variety raw tea leaves are sun-dried, steamed and compressed into a green puer round tea cakes. Neatly shape, and it is outstanding with its high quality. Featuring stout strips, the leaves yield clear yellowish-green tea infusion with mellow aroma and full-bodied flavours, ideal for consume immediately to enjoy its refreshing and light aroma. Or kept over an extended period of time for natural maturation to achieve smoother and more complex flavours.
Stack (7 Pieces)
Carton (42 Pieces)
Yun Pin Hao Jiu Lu Puer Tea Series is the very first Puer Tea brand Purple Cane created. The tea cake is made of leaves harvested from the large-leaf varietal tea trees that grow in Xishuangbanna areas, Yunnan province, China. All batches were kept for ageing in Malaysia.
The 1996 Jiu Lu Yun Jian Raw Puer Tea became a classic favourite among tea masters and collectors because of the tea cake’s highly distinguishable, unembellished appearance that resembles a cow pie: it has a thick round middle, an edge that looks like the back of a loach, and slightly bumpy surfaces.
The 1997 & 1998 batches kept to the style and taste of 1996. The production of this series was discontinued after year 1998, however, due to difficulty of raw material acquisition. It was sold out in the market in 1999.
This Zhongcha Brand Green Label Iron Tea Cake, with a specification of 357 grams, is produced by China's Yunnan Tea Company. Using only high-wuality tea When making tea in the tea factory, high-quality tea cyanines are selected, carefully blended and pressed, the cake is thick and round, and the buds and leaves are fat and strong. When the soup is ready for drinking, the taste is simple, the tea is strong, the aroma is long-lasting, the smell of loose smoke is obvious, the flavor of the smoke is full, the string is stretched, and the color of the dry tea is dark and shiny. This tea is made by pressing the tea cyanines from the Lincang tea area, the traditional Xiaguan tea making. Carefully selected by TeaX and collected by Purple Cane Malaysian Storage, it will add another good tea to tea lovers.
The Liu Shan Ancient Tea Cake from the Yun Pin collection by Purple Cane
Our Yun Pin collection is a tribute to the famed Song Pin teas.
With Yun Pin, an own-brand collection first launched in 2004, Purple Cane pays homage to the highly respected appellation of Song Pin, while expressing its aspiration to excel.
The first series of the Yun Pin collection is Qi Chong Tian, made of hand-picked tender young shoot of spring buds plucked from wild tea tree clusters of six famed ancient tea mountains in the Menghai tea area in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan before the start of the rainy season. The six mountains are Yi Wu, Man Sa, Man Zhuan, You Le, Yi Bang and Ge Den. Adopting traditional stone mill processing, the tealeaves have undergone manual pan-frying, sun-drying, steaming and compressing. It yields a clear infusion offering intense aromatics and smooth flavour. This is a well-aged tea ideal both for immediate consumption and extended storing.
Named by world famous tea master Camellia Siow萧慧娟, Qi Chong Tian (literally the seven heavens) is available in stacks of seven tea cakes, six of which originates from each of the six mountains respectively. The seventh is a blend of the raw leaves from the six mountains, which have been mixed together thoroughly and steam-pressed into shape. The net weight of each compressed tea is 400g. It is aptly named Liu Shan (literally six mountains).
Liu Shan also comes in a coveted limited edition packaging in bamboo leaf tubes.
Purple Cane’s Yun Pin collection carries an authenticity seal to distinguish it from counterfeit. It represents our unwavering commitment to the highest quality, from selection of raw materials to tea processing. First launched in spring of 2004, the Qi Chong Tian series has a annual release, with twelve editions of packaged tubes launched over twelve years up to 2015.