Raw (Sheng) Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

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Unlike many other teas which should be consumed shortly after production, such as green and white teas, Pu-erh tea can either be brewed immediately or it can be stored and aged for many years, much like a fine wine. Most Pu-erh teas are classified by the year they were produced and the region they were grown in, much like many wine vintages. In fact, when it comes to Pu-erh tea, the longer it is stored and aged proper-ly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. Here are some facts about this tea:

  • Grown in Lincang, Yunnan, China and hand-picked in 2014
  • Has a complex mellow, earthy flavour and aroma

How to:

Western Method:

  1. Put 1 piece of tea in a 355 mlÊteapot
  2. Add water at 95 degrees Celsius
  3. Let steep for 3-5 minutes
  4. Pour into your glass cup and enjoy your Raw Pu-erh Mini Tuocha Tea!
  5. You can re-steep the same serving of tea several times for different flavours!

Chinese Gongfu Method:

  1. Use 1 piece of tea with a 110 ml gaiwan.
  2. Use water at 95 degrees celsius.
  3. The first steep is used to rinse the tea/teacup.
  4. The second steep is for 30s
  5. The third steep is for 10s.
  6. The fourth steep is for 10s.
  7. The fifth steep is for 10s.
  8. The sixth steep is for 10s.
  9. The seventh steep is for 10s.

About Pu-erh

Pu-erh belongs to a post-fermented tea, and is sometimes classified as a dark tea (dark tea is one of the six classes of tea in China). Interestingly, there is some debate about whether Pu'erh should be considered a "tea", due to its unique aging process. We tend to say that since it is made from tea leaves and brewed in water, it must be a tea!

Pu-erh tea has a rich and interesting history behind it. The name comes from the city of Pu-erh in the Yunnan Province of China where it has been harvested for hundred of years, and was originally grown and discovered. While some people think that Pu-erh tea is a type of dark tea or black tea, it is actually a type of tea in itself, much like a black tea, a green tea, or an Oolong tea. This tea is available in loose leaf form, but is mainly produced in tea bricks, or tea cakes, which are compressed Pu-erh tea flakes which have been pressed into a particular shape or size.

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