Pu-erh raw cake Gu Hua Cha (357g)
Pu-erh raw cake Gu Hua Cha (357g) Pu-erh raw cake Gu Hua Cha (357g) Pu-erh raw cake Gu Hua Cha (357g)

Pu-erh raw cake Gu Hua Cha (357g)

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This is a Pu-erh raw cake compressed using leaves harvested in the Bang-Dong area of Lin-Cang. The tea leaves were harvested in the Autumn season when all grains were flowering (Gu Hua), known to be rich in fragrance and perfect weather condition to process the Pu-erh teas. Production year: 2008
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This is a Pu-erh raw cake compressed in 2008, from leaves harvested in the Bang-Dong of Lin-Cang, a core production area of Pu-erh teas. The tea leaves were harvested during the Autumn season when all grains were flowering (Gu Hua), and thus given the name Gu Hua Cha (谷花茶).

Pu-erh teas can be harvested for three seasons in Yun-Nan: spring, summer and autumn. The Autumn teas are generally considered to be of less pricey as spring crops, buy more expensive than summer crop, while others believe they are of value for money for the following reason:

  1. with grains flowering in the field, the air is filled with their fragrances for the tea leaves to absorb and mimic 
  2. the day temperature is at 24-28oC, ideal condition for tea polyphenols to develop
  3. the air and weather condition of this time of the year is ideal for plucking and processing the teas (not too wet, hot or dry)
  4. the temperature is cooler than summer, so the leaves have longer period to accumulate the nutrients 

This tea has been naturally aged since 2008, yielding a rich reddish gold brew colour. It has a mild smoky flavour, mellow with almost no bitterness or astringency, finishes with a commending refreshing Hui Gan (aftertaste) lingering for long after. This is surely an aged pu-erh raw cake with a high value/price ratio for daily consumption. 

Please note: 

  • This tea has been naturally aged since 2008, with a relative loose edge - a sign of an aged Pu-erh.
  • Due to their long term storage and the nature of thin paper wrapping, most of the pu-erh teas as this would have some level of damage (eg. tear) to their packaging, which is NOT considered as faulty. (We however do offer some discount to those that the damage is considered to be severe enough to have caused the loss of tea.)Puer tea packaging

Pu-erh tea type:

Raw (Sheng 生)

Packaging weight:

  1. full cake - 357g 
  2. Sample pack - 50g

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Postage calculation:

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  • A typical order of 1 or 3 items (not including tea sets) would cost between $9.30 to $19 dollars within Australia.
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We offer better value to a greater number of customers by charging true shipping costs, rather than subsidize postage with higher overall product prices.

* Please note: if a wrong address is supplied and the parcel is retuned to us as the result, the postage of reposting the order is covered by the recipient.

Delivery time: 

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  • Normal shipping period for Sydney and metropolitan areas is 1-3 working days
  • 3-5 working days for the rest of Australia.
  • 3-5 working days to NZ by Air Mail.
  • 5-10 working days elsewhere in the world.

Delivery tracking: 

Parcel tracking is a standard practice now with all our deliveries. We provide tracking numbers on request only for the following reasons:

  1. Auspost requires all shipping addresses to be entered manually onto their site/app for the tracking numbers to be linked to each postal parcel automatically. This is not practical for us currently given the numbers of the parcels we process every day. 
  2. We have also had feedbacks that certain customers do not wish to have their mail boxes filled with tracking numbers. 

Our current policy is therefore we provide tracking numbers only when they are requested. Please drop us an email if you wish to have the tracking number to track your delivery. 

Damage of the fragile items for Australia local customers:

If any fragile items are damaged during the delivery, please retain the original package with the purchase statement in the posting state with the damaged items and lodge a claim for compensation to Auspost at: https://auspost.com.au/receiving/delayed-lost-or-damaged-items/compensation 

We are here to support you on all related aspects of this regard. It is however Auspost's policy for all compensation claims to be lodged by the recipients and the damaged items are required as the evidence for the claims. 

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  • Although we use Auspost postage calculator to calculate the postage on the website, we cap the international shipping cost at $30 AUD for parcels that include teas only (please contact us for a postage quote if you would like to order tea accessories from us). We will charge $30 AUD as the top postage if paid by credit card, or refund the exceeding amount if paid by Paypal.  
  • the delivery time is estimated at 5-14 working days.
  • We use economic air for international shipping. There is not tracking number for these posts. Please advise if you which to take up additional cover with additional cost, for example $5.5 for a tracking number and signature at the delivery. 

Time frame for claiming damage or missing deliveries:

  • Orders within Australia: 21 days from the date the order is posted
  • Orders from overseas: 50 days from the date the order is posted

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