the refined elegance of Goh Tong Pu Er Tea at Resorts World Genting
One of the
main highlights of Chinese New Year 2018, the tea is named after the founder of
Tea connoisseurs would take delight
in the refined elegance of Goh Tong Pu Er Tea, a pride of Resorts World Genting
that is definitely worth sipping. The tea is one of the main highlights of
Chinese New Year 2018 for the resort, and visitors may want to at least sample
it during their stay.
Interior of the tea house
First produced in 2007, the tea is
named after Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr Lim Goh Tong, the founder of the resort. And
like all good teas, Goh Tong Pu Er Tea is created for enjoyment, relaxation and
Every tea connoisseur worth their
salt would know the world's second most-consumed beverage (after water) not
only offers health benefits but also encourages positive practices like
contemplation and a slower pace of life. Partaking in a ritualistic tea
ceremony, for instance, allows one to see the beauty of tradition; a quiet
ceremony performed with grace, it is a bonding experience that offers a sense
of good will and well-being.
tea connoisseur dispensing her knowledge about tea
The good people of Resorts World
Genting rightly believe the enjoyment of tea drinking is enhanced when the
drinker has knowledge of the tea—at least a little of the history of the tea
brand and the production process involved. There is good reason why tea has been
an integral part of Asian cultures for centuries—and Resorts World Genting is
more than happy to dispense knowledge where tea is concerned even as it sells
its home grown Goh Tong Pu Er Tea.
The history of tea
Visitors enjoying an expertly brewed cup of tea
Tea lovers enjoy the beverage for
its taste and health benefits such as aiding weight loss and digestion, and
reducing blood pressure. Tea is also believed to help fight anti-ageing and to
be able to clear alcohol from the system.
Purists, however, would also
appreciate the history of tea, believing that such knowledge actually enhances
their enjoyment of tea.
tea connoisseur expertly preparing the tea
Tea has a history that dates back
5,000 years and China is the country that discovered tea trees. A famous
scholar in the Tang dynasty by the name of Lu Yu—aka the Immortal of Tree, the
Saint of Tea and the God of Tea—was highly skilled in tea ceremony and wrote
the world's first Tea Monograph. Tea has long been used for detoxification—as
evident in what is known as the Shennong Legend—and the evolution of tea was
documented through the centuries during the different dynasties, from Tang to
Song to Yuan, Ming and Qing.
The history of Pu Er tea dates back
thousands of years too—back in the days when tea was transported long distance
in journeys that would take at least six months. Xishuang Banna's hot and humid
climate resulted in a post-fermentation of the tea leaves being
transported—leading to the unique style of Pu Er.
Know your tea
Different types of tea
including oolong tea and red tea on display
Whether green, oolong or red, tea is a beverage
that deserves more than a fleeting glance—if enhanced enjoyment is what you
seek. Fermented tea and non-fermented tea are vastly different. Non-fermented
tea is greenish, smells like vegetable, and comes in fresh and natural
flavours. Fermented tea, in comparison, is reddish brown in hue, and has a
floral or fruity aroma and flavour.
Visitors enjoying the
fragrance of the tea leaves
The goodness of a tea brand depends on how the
leaves are processed and packed. How tea leaves are processed determines their
quality and different types of tea require different ways of processing.
Visitors fascinated by the
tea leaves on display
There are two different production methods—raw or
cooked, and the final product is a tea cake weighing 357 gm. Raw tea uses the
natural way of fermentation by having the leaves placed in the right conditions
at a specific location for a period of time. Cooked tea, on the other hand,
uses the pile-fermentation process on raw leaves.
Green tea is made via a process that involves four
basic steps—picking, pan frying, shaping, and drying. Oolong tea involves a
longer process—picking, withering, rolling, pan frying, shaping, and drying.
Red tea, on the other hand, involves one stage that
the other two do not include, and that is fermentation. Tea leaves are picked,
withered and shaped before they are fermented, and following that, are left to
Visitors sampling different
types of tea
An essential stage of the production process of Pu
Er tea, fermentation involves bruising the leaves in order to initiate the
oxidation process. Upon contact with air, the leaves are oxidised, causing
partial loss of water content. Pan frying involves consistently stirring the
leaves in order to achieve the right char texture on them.
What about the difference between raw tea and
cooked tea? Cooked tea, commonly called brick or tuo, has leaves that are dark
brown, chestnut or deep red in colour. This tea often has a sweet aftertaste.
Raw tea comes in green, greenish yellow or golden yellow, and is more
translucent. The taste is often described as sweet although it can rich and
strong in flavour.
Various types of Goh Tong
Tea also available for sale at Goh Tong Tea House
Processing tea cakes involves putting steamed tea
leaves into bags. Each bag is compressed before its opening is tied in a knot.
Heavy stones are also used at this stage; they add pressure to the bags,
ensuring they are fully compressed. It takes between three and five hours to
dry the bags and following that, they are placed on a drying rack for two to
three days before they are ready to be packed and delivered.
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