It delivers a fragrant cup of tea with an earthy, full bodied taste and a smooth mellow flavor. It is the most complex of all Chinese teas and undergoes “aging” to acquire its distinct taste and numerous health benefits. This tea from Chinas Yunnan region comes as a compressed miniature cake wrapped in rice paper. It was introduced in China in the 13nth century for its medicinal value but its manufacture process was a closely guarded secret. This semi oxidized tea is combined with Pouchong and jasmine petals to create an aromatic blend. It helps clean up poisoning effects, controls cholesterol and is good for stomach upset and weight loss. It is particularly enjoyable in the evening as it is mildly astringent and refreshing.