Jinggu Sun-Dried Silver Needle White Pu-erh Tea Cake Review

Today I am reviewing a Jinggu sun-dried silver needle white pu-uerh tea cake.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Silver Needle White Pu-erh Tea Cake
Tea Varietal: Camellia Taliensis
Vintage: Spring, 2020
Origin: Yang Ta Village, Jinggu, China

The cake itself is beautiful and is comprised of large, loosely compressed tea buds.

This tea supposedly has minimal processing, using simple sun-drying methods.

I broke the tea cake apart with a puer pick, but you could definitely break this tea cake apart by hand if necessary as it has a rather loose compression.


Amount of Tea: 5 Grams
Brewing Vessel: Small Glass Pitcher
Type of Water: Spring Water
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds – 50 Seconds

It’s a somewhat mild silver needle white tea.

There are notes of jasmine, vanilla, honey, hay, and citrus peel.

Notes of pumpkin and black pepper developing later on.

Flavor notes: Dry hay, jasmine, vanilla, honey, citrus peel, pumpkin, and black pepper.

You can watch Stephen Colbert drink the 2017 version of this in the video below:

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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