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Yunnan Premium Aged Pu-erh Tea Cake Ripe
This loose pur-erh tea is produced in Yunnan Province, China. The process in a relatively high humidity environment has mellowed the elemental character of the tea when compared to young Pu-erh (aged less 1 year). The method of production is: The tealeaves are picked, rolled, withered in the hot sun, after which they are steamed. The steaming process generates some moisture, in the course of time the tea takes on a musty and earthy character. Pu-erh that gets somewhat moldy before it naturally dries is considered the best. Pu-erh is then stored for years. As with wine, young pu-erh is considered the least valuable whereas pu-erh 5 years or older is more highly prized.
This tea is famed for its medicinal properties. The leaves come from the Yunnan Dayeh variety of tea tree - which is purported to be closely related to the original tea tree of pre-glacial times. Pu-erh is often taken for relief of indigestion and has also been reported very useful in the reduction of cholesterol.
Producing place: Yunnan, China
Net weight: 485g
Storage: Keep in dark, dry place, sealed, avoid unpleasant odors.
How to brew:
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot or gaiwan. Pour water into teapot to cover the leaves, then pour the water of - in effect you are 'rinsing' the tea. Next pour the boiling water into the teapot over the 'rinsed' leaves. Cover and let steep for 1-3 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time - the stronger the tea).