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Pu-erh Tuo Cha

Organic Fair Trade Pu-erh Tea

Starting at: $14.99

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This rare, rich tasting tea is treasured as a healthful, energizing tonic. Its deep, smooth flavor is created through an artisanal pile fermentation process that transforms sun-dried green tea into ripened, full-bodied Pu-erh tea.

Character

Bold, rich

Body

Full

Aroma (Perfume)

Sweet, antique

Finish (Aftertaste)

Clean

Liquor

Dark, deep, sweet

Tasting Notes

Traditional style Pu-erh with a robust, soothing flavor and sweet notes of dark mocha.

Origin

This tea originates in Yunnan Province, China. Explore the geography of Yunnan to the left. Notice the diverse landscapes, ranging from the Himalayan foothills in the northwest to lush subtropical rainforests in the south.

Ingredients

Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ pu-erh tea.

Guywan Brewing

Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: Use one piece in the guywan
Infusion Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Basic Brewing Guidelines

Water: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 piece per 8 ounces
Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the infusion time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn’t recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

This classic, compressed style of Pu-erh tea has a rich history stretching back centuries when tea artisans in southwestern China and Southeast Asia produced Pu-erh teas that were pressed into bricks, cakes and tuo cha (“bowl tea”) shapes durable enough for transport.

This tea was traded by mule caravan across the “Ancient Tea & Horse Routes” to Tibet and Mongolia, where it became integral to local food cultures as an after-meal digestif and wellness tea. Pu-erh tea became a household staple used as a form of currency to trade for horses and salt.

Character

Bold, rich

Body

Full

Aroma (Perfume)

Sweet, antique

Finish (Aftertaste)

Clean

Liquor

Dark, deep, sweet

Tasting Notes

Traditional style Pu-erh with a robust, soothing flavor and sweet notes of dark mocha.

Origin

This tea originates in Yunnan Province, China. Explore the geography of Yunnan to the left. Notice the diverse landscapes, ranging from the Himalayan foothills in the northwest to lush subtropical rainforests in the south.

Ingredients

Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ pu-erh tea.

Guywan Brewing

Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: Use one piece in the guywan
Infusion Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Basic Brewing Guidelines

Water: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 piece per 8 ounces
Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the infusion time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn’t recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

This classic, compressed style of Pu-erh tea has a rich history stretching back centuries when tea artisans in southwestern China and Southeast Asia produced Pu-erh teas that were pressed into bricks, cakes and tuo cha (“bowl tea”) shapes durable enough for transport.

This tea was traded by mule caravan across the “Ancient Tea & Horse Routes” to Tibet and Mongolia, where it became integral to local food cultures as an after-meal digestif and wellness tea. Pu-erh tea became a household staple used as a form of currency to trade for horses and salt.