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Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

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Ripened Aged Pu-erh Mini Tuocha
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81% of 100
Categories:
Pu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Simao (Pu'er) City, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date:

April 2007

Dry Leaf: 

Flaked Pu-erh tea leaves compressed into birds nest shape and individually wrapped

Aroma: 

Earthy, aged fragrance

Liquor: 

Rich mahogany color

Taste: 

A complex mellow earthy flavor with a comforting woodsy aroma

Tea Bush:

Yunnan large-leaf tea bush species

Tea Garden:

Ying Pan Shan Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

The aged the better

Angel's Comment:

This entry level Pu-erh Mini Tuocha is great for Puerh beginners, as we as its individually wrap making it convenient for brewing and storage.

This type of Pu-erh tea is referred to as ripened, or cooked, Pu-erh, which has a rich, mellow and earthy flavor. 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 properly, the more complex the flavor and the more valuable the tea gets. Many aged Pu-erh teas are served in Chinese restaurants after heavy meals, as Pu-erh tea is known for its ability to help weight loss.

The tissue paper wrapped over the cake or brick can help to keep the tea dry and protect it from odor, but it is very thin and breakable. The tissue papers will wear and tear after long time's storage due to oxidization.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
1piece Tea 1piece Tea
Brewing time: 2 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 20s, 15s, 15s, 30s, 50s, 80s, 150s
      Rinse time is 10 seconds
Tea Garden

Ying Pan Shan Tea Garden locates east-west of Simao County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province. Tea Garden here covers 40 thousands mu. Mountains and tea garden are surrounded by cloud and mist.

Ying Pan Shan Tea Garden

Origin

The original material is from Yunnan province in Simao area that has been producing high quality Pu erh for over 800 years. This area is on the edge of Tibet, and has a very high elevation and warm summers with abundant rainfall, giving the tea trees especially large, plump buds and leaves that are perfect for making Pu erh.

Map of Simao (Pu'er) in Yunnan Province

Tea Bush

Yunnan Large-leaf tea tree is a rare tea varieties in the world. It is a kind which is best to make puerh tea. Yunnan has unique advantage in its geographical position, it is rich in rainfall and its proper temperature is good for planting large-leaf tea trees. The tea leaves from this kind of tea varieties growing in this perfect environment are abundant in polyphenols, catechins, amino acids, caffeine content.

Yunnan Large-leaf tea tree

History

Pu'erh tea is one of the oldest types of tea in China, with a history stretching back over 1,700 years to the Eastern Han Dynasty, when the tea was called Jing Cha. Pu'erh is named after the town of Pu-erh in Yunnan province, which was the early trading center for this tea. In this teas early history it was used as a bartering currency in south west China. In south west China the famed Cha Ma Gu Dao - “Tea Horse Road” - was built especially to transport this tea through the Himalayas to other countries and areas in Tibet.

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