One of my colleagues visits China regularly and was given this tea as a gift. However they didn’t see themselves making the most of it so offered it to me.

I have no idea what to do with it though. It’s like a circular brick of compressed tea leaves. Do I just take off a chunk and leave it in hot water? Does the temperature matter, and do I need any particular tools?

I’ve only ever used tea bags so I’m a bit lost

Edit: also the expiry says November 2023… but it’s just tea right?

  • HatchetHaro
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    63 months ago

    I may be native Chinese, but my tea skills start and end at “put tea leaves in hot water”.

    Only thing I can contribute is that the “expiry date” you see on the packaging may just be the date of manufacture. Unless it explicitly says it’s an expiry date, most food products in mainland China have a manufacture date instead.