Jin Gua Melon Tuo Cha Pu-er looks like a mini pumpkin, it is a post-fermented dark tea from Menghai County in the Yunnan Province of China. Jin Gua translates as "Golden Melon", referring to the bowl-like shape with indentations that resemble the pattern found on a golden melon. After fermentation, the leaves are pressed and allowed to dry and age.
The tea has been stored in Yunnan. The taste of tea really changed during the last 20 years. Powerful with a note of camphor tree which is the highest fragrant of fermented pu-erh tea, and a note of Chinese herb fragrant, it offers strong sweetness, full-bodied and good throat feeling that exudes a warm mellow aftertaste.
Each tuo is approximately 15g.
Brewing Guide: Before drinking, separate 5 grams from the blend with a knife or a special awl. Brew the tea using hot water at 100C. It can be infused for around 20-30 seconds. Reinfuse the leaves up to 8 or 9 times.