10 Year Pu-Erh
Pu-erh tea is an aged, fermented, bacteria laden, musky delight. Doesn’t sound too appetizing eh? Well, the bacteria is actually very beneficial to the body, the taste is earthy and nutty and the caffeine is lower than typical black tea. The older and longer the Pu-erh tea cakes have been aging (in the right conditions of course), the better the tea tastes and the higher value it commands. Pu-erh is purported to be one of the best natural cholesterol fighters on the market. This milder classic fermented tea is great for new Pu-erh drinkers because it lacks a lot of the heavy mustiness that is characteristic of some of the longer aged and more fermented cakes.
About This Tea
Ingredients: Aged & Fermented Black Tea
Nuances: White/Cremini mushroom, earth, and loam
- Give the leaves a 15 second bath in about 2 ounces of hot water and then re-steep the leaves for the full 5 minutes. Smooth, complex and earthy.
- Teaspoon: 2 level
- Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90ºC
- Timer: 5 minutes
- Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
- Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening