Puerh Tuo Cha Shou 2013

$15.99

An excellent shou puerh with a lustfully rich earthiness. The second steep is simply heavenly.

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DESCRIPTION

This 2013 Shou Puerh is made out from the larger leaves of Camellia Sinensis plant, this is a post-fermentation tea that is compressed into a bowl shape and hence is referred to as a tuo cha. Like a fine wine, Puerh teas get better with age.

STORY

Puerh tea is a kind of tea that is fermented like wine with bacterial action. Shaped into a bird’s nest (tuo), this aged Puerh tea is made with larger tea leaves and is fermented before packaging; hence it is called a “Shou” Puerh tea (ripe puerh tea). The other kind of Puerh teas is “sheng” puerh teas which are gradually aged over years after compressing and packaging. This special fermentation process before packaging creates a taste that is similar to that of aged sheng Puerh teas, within months. It also adds a degree of smoothness to the flavor making Shou Puerh teas interestingly strong yet smooth and unique in their own right.

Historically fermented tea was first made for trading with Tibetan and Mongolian ethnic groups around the southwestern borders of China.

This shou puerh tea has a taste that is easier to acquire. The refreshing earthy taste of this tea is a beautiful contrast to the vegetal, floral and astringent tastes of green tea like Iccha Kariban or the smell of crushed pine cones of white tea like Ya Bao, all made from the Camellia Sinensis plant.

This Shou Puerh comes from the Yunnan province in China. Yunnan province is located on the eastern part of the Himalayan Mountains, with an elevation of 9,200 feet, which offers the right elevation and warmth to produce tea with great flavor. Yunnan province is famous for making aged teas and every county and prefecture in Yunnan province is known to make Puerh tea. Puerh teas age well and so does this Shou Puerh Tuo Cha. However, this change in taste due to aging is not as prominent as it is in a Sheng Puerh tea. Like wine successfully aged teas are more appreciated by the market and their prices increase.

ORIGIN

India

INGREDIENTS

Chinese White Tea

TASTING NOTES

Complex, fresh, sweet and fruity notes with hints of mineral earthiness.

PREPARATION

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TIPS

This tea is so smooth you can steep it as long as you like without hurting the taste. Also, this is a great tea to infuse gong-fu style.

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Additional Information

Weight 4 oz
Size

4 oz pack – 50 cups – $15.99

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