Shi Liang Cha is a special type of dark tea from the Anhua county of Hunan province in China.
This type of tea is pressed into long cylinders, from which small cakes can be cut from, and is often encased in bamboo.
‘Liang’ is a traditional Chinese unit for mass and is used in trade.
10 liang equates to roughly 1 pound.
It is produced in a similar manner as some puer teas, but this kind of tea is known to often have ‘golden flowers’, which is a type of fungus which grows on some forms of post-fermented tea. The fungus is considered healthy, and many people even prefer tea which contains it.