Friday, October 24, 2008

The Great Bing-Cha (tea cake) Giveaway

The hub always brings wonderful teas back from China. Last year, he was given a special bing-cha (tea cake) of Pu'er tea as a gift. This trip, he was given two more. These are rather large bricks, if you will, of compressed tea. I am including a scraper to go along with it. I think one will last for years! The tea is supposed to get better with age and they are to be stored in its own paper--not in a baggie. I have yet to crack one open, so I don't have any idea of the taste.

I have mine on plate racks as decoration at the moment.

These tea cakes are made from ancient tea trees in the Yunnan Provence of South China. It is said to have medicinal properties that help with digestion, reduce cholesterol, and perhaps even increases metabolism. Hey, perhaps I better pop open one! Quick!

I found these wonderful videos below for you to watch if you want to.

So, all you have to do is leave a comment. You don't have to have a blog to enter. I will pick a name some time next week.

If you're a tea drinker, I think you will love having one of these to try, straight from Beijing.


Peggy said...

tea!!!! You actually are giving away tea!!!!! Of course count me in the drawing since I have a mild addiction for tea. LOL Have a great weekend!!

Judy said...

I love tea and this is really intriguing. I'd love to win!

PEA said...

How very unique that tea is! I'd never heard of it so was quite interested in the videos...very cool:-)Love how it was discovered that the tea tasted better when aged...good thing the Emperor decided to try it even though it had arrived late!! xoxo

Carrie said...

oohhh! You have the best giveaways. I love all kinds of tea. How cool are those? Please throw my name in the hat!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That's a wonderful tea!



kamewh said...

This looks wonderful!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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Anonymous said...

Hey Rose, It reminds me of something......we'll have to talk later. Love ya ~ Aim PS I'm starving! =(

Artsy said...

Pretty tin. I've never tasted it.
Have a great trip to Atlanda

Saucy said...

I am going to take you up on this offer if I can because The Secret Weapon just loves tea. He went to teach in China and brought back "Monkey Pick" tea... it is made from leaves that monkeys pick!! He loved it until it was gone. Oh, to find him some for his 80th birthday in December!

Snap said...

How divine! A Tea Giveaway. I love tea and I enjoy learning new things about tea and China. I visit your blog often and lurk. Happy Fall!

Beth said...

I do love tea so please include me dear friend!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a nice thing to give away. We were in Nashville a couple years ago, and just loved it. It was awfully humid though. We are big, big fans of Tennessee, such friendly people.

Gill in Canada

Jeanie said...

I'm sure it's too late to enter, but if you haven't had the drawing, throw my name in! It looks fascinating! And I'm a tea-girl!



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