Qiu Xiang tea is the winner of Silver award for their Ti kuan Yin photo YB Theresa Kok with the owner.
Ti Kuan Yin was my favourite tea those younger day in 1970s actually i started drinking Oolong n ti kuan Yin in Taiwan. My business associates in Taiwan never fail to give bes oolong n ti kaun Yin when ever i am visit Taiwan.
This is one of the best in the Tea Art Cultural Expo 2011, not a puerh tea drinkers hvae visited a puerh factory to see the manufacturing by compressing lose puerh tea leaves usinga stome mould into cake.
This simplify method very traditional but in factory it is using machineries etc where hundred or thousand compress puerh tea cakes could be produce per day.
I hope to seemore of such traditional tea art being perform in future tea expo, maybe the organzier of this event should consider giving an ward for Ledgend of the Tea.
After selecting your raw puerh tea it is put inside this steamer yo soften the raw puerh tea, then wrap it up with a cloth tightly and put underneath one of the stone mould.
Legend of the tea staff will step n rock on the stone mould or you can do it yourself after the staff reaches you how, if you DIY 2 puerh cakes than can let one staff do one and you follow at the same time.
The raw puerh tea lose form after being compress into cake form left to dry first before wrap up with paper with words etc written by yourself.