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Our TeaVivre's Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha is known as a post-fermentation secondary oxidation tea, which is more commonly referred to as “ripened” or “cooked” Pu-erh tea. TeaVivre has taken the highest grade ripened Pu-erh flakes and compressed them with a beautiful Chrysanthemum flower to produce these gorgeous miniature Pu-erh tea cakes. The Chrysanthemum lends a light and sweet floral note to the more earthy and mellow Pu-erh flavors, complimenting the Pu-erh perfectly and creating a unique flavor profile.
Pu-erh tea can be likened to a fine wine. Unlike most other teas such as black tea, flavored teas and white tea, which need to be used within a year after purchasing, Pu-erh teas are specifically grown and processed so that – when stored properly – they age well over time, creating deeper, richer and more complex flavors and aromas. In fact, many Pu-erh tea bricks or cakes which are decades old now sell for thousands of dollars! Usually speaking, Pu-erh teas are labeled with the year they were picked and packaged, as well as the region they were grown in, much like a vintage wine. Pu-erh tea should be ideally stored in a cool, dry and dark place, where it cannot absorb odors, sunlight or air. When stored as such, the flavor and value of the tea increases greatly over time.
The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from foreign flavor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue paper will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization.You can place the Pu-erh tea in sealed bag or box to keep it from air.
Pu-erh tea has a rich and interesting history behind it. Pu-erh tea is named as such because it is grown in 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 there. 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. Pu-erh is a classification of tea by itself, and 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. TeaVivre's Pu-erh Mini Tuo Cha tea cakes are made from premium flaked Pu-erh tea leaves which have been compressed into the shape of a small beautiful bird's nest, then individually wrapped for better storage and easy brewing.
Many people drink tea to help with weight loss, as it is a zero calorie beverage with tons of health benefits. Of all teas, Pu-erh tea is an ideal tea to assist with weight loss, because of its ability to break down fat in the body and to help you digest fatty foods. It is also said to help increase your metabolism while increasing your good cholesterol and reducing the bad cholesterol in your body. When combined with a healthy diet and exercise, TeaVivre's Pu-erh tea can be wonderful for those people who are looking for long term weight loss maintenance. Many studies have shown that Pu-erh teas contain what are called “polyphones”, which attack toxins and free radicals inside the body, helping to maintain your health and prevent many diseases.
As TeaVivre only uses the best Pu-erh tea for production, Pu-erh tea grown in the Yunnan Province of China, where it has been grown historically for over 800 years, you know you will be drinking a very high quality cup of tea. The Yunnan Province sits on the border of Tibet, where the misty mountainous ranges have a high elevation and plenty of rainfall to produce the highest quality premium Pu-erh tea trees which TeaVivre uses in their Pu-erh Mini Tuocha tea cakes. These tea trees are grown specially to produce especially large leaves and plump buds which are perfect for producing a fantastic Pu-erh tea.
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I ordered these mini-tuocha as a first order from Teavivre and first try of a tuocha. The order arrived in a timely fashion, although the tracking number led me to a fairly sparse webpage with just a few kangi on it. The tea itself was delicious, and I look forward to treating myself to the rest of the tuocha over time. For someone not well-versed in pu-erh tea, but wanting to explore (like me), I should think this is a nice beginning.
This was the best of the sampler
This was my first taste of a pu-erh with added flowers. I wanted to try this because I'm not a big fan of ripened pu-erh alone. However, this makes me a fan! The chrysanthemum really balances the aromas and flavors that I tend to dislike in ripened teas and provides a subtle sweetness. I definitely recommend trying this at least once. I'm on the search for more!
Teavivre showed me how good puerh can be! No fishy stink to these! Earthy and barn aromas hint at the rich taste to come. These Teavivre tuo cha are easy to transport, easy to make, easy to drink. I think this is my favorite tuo cha so far, but it is hard to choose between this and the rose ripened. Have no fear, neither of them is intensely floral, but the floral addition does sweeten and further refine the cup. These resteep nicely as well. It is a great economical choice for a smooth, non-drying puerh.
Good tea, great price.
I picked up a few of these during the anniversary sale, and I'm glad I did! This is nice creamy rich shu. I found no off flavors here, and I did give it a nice rinse before I drank it. I've never had anything with Chrysanthemum in it, but I found the flavoring similar to a rice scented tuocha I had once time. Similar but a little lighter. Good stuff!
When I first went to try this, I grabbed the wrong package and wondered why it smelled so much like oolong. Soon after, I realized my mistake, and got this one. It has the dark, earth scent I expect from pu-erh, along with a bit of floral. The brew turned out really dark. I get a little more of the floral in the flavour, but mostly it's a strong pu-erh. And it went well with my spicy lunch.
a good tea. cons: the chrysanthemum taste is a bit weak
I drank it this morning after an almost sleepless night to calm me down a little bit. While steeping, the chrysanthemum flower came of and blossomed in the pot, which made the act of brewing so much more fun :) The color was really thick and dark, just the way I like it. At first I thought I oversteeped it, but it turned out to be just right. The taste is really earthy, with some wooden touches. On the second steeping, the floral hints are becoming more apparent, which I like very much. And is leaves a great sweet aftertaste, but I still added half a teaspoon of sugar to help that floral taste to be richer. A great tea, I will be looking forward to ordering this one and maybe trying some of the other TeaVivre Pu-Erhs. This review was originally published on Steepster by Vortegne in September, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Vortegne.
I really enjoy the hearty, complex taste of pu-erh tea. In this version, the chrysanthemum tempers the brew and adds a subtle floral taste, which is stronger than the rose version. The mini toucha are very convenient--no measuring and you always know how many servings remain in your inventory. If the studies are true, a nice way to burn fat and improve your cholesterol readings!
Reply: For Tuocha, one piece is 5g-8g. So 50g is equal to 6 pieces-10 pieces.
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