2005 Lincang Qing Green

Origin: Lincang, Yunnan, China

Pleasant bitterness. Sharp with a nice cooling finish.

150 grams (5.3 oz).


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About 2005 Lincang Qing Green:

Our Lincang Qing is a compressed green tea produced in 2005 in the Cangyuan region inside of Lincang Prefecture in Yunnan.  Lingcang Qing is handcrafted from small, young, newly sprouted silver leaf tips and leaves. The compressed shape of the bing cha enables the tea to maintain its flavor longer than loose leaf green tea. We have been aging this cake since 2005 in Portland, Oregon and find the flavor currently quite enjoyable.

Green tea and black tea cakes are generally ready to be drunk soon after their crafting; however, if aged well, a green or black bing cha will come to life in new ways over time. The aging environment requires fresh air, moderate to warm temperatures, and humidity so that the tea will ferment over time. With each passing year, the tea develops new characteristics and complexity.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Tea Leaves.

Size: 5″ diameter
Weight: 150 Grams
Cup Servings per Cake: 80

Flavor Profile:

Pleasant bitterness. Sharp with a nice cooling finish.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Brewing the tea cake is fairly simple. Break off a small piece (equal to the size of a teaspoon), and brew as you would with loose leaf tea.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
170°F (77°C)2-32-31

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