In celebration of the Year of the Monkey we present this potent little "tuo cha" for those who enjoy the convenience of a handy single serving tea pellet.
We love it's pronounced, earthy, yet clean and smooth flavour with sweet undertones and low astringency.
Leaves come from Xiao Hu Sai Village and Da Xue Shan tea bushes from the autumn harvest of 2016.
Pu-erh tea is made from Yunnan large-leaf varietal of Camellia Sinensis. It is typically processed into compressed cakes, bricks and tuos. Pu-erh is particularly special because it can be aged for decades or longer, always changing and (in most cases) developing more depth and texture. Raw Pu-erh (生茶) is the traditional form of Pu-erh, and is sun-dried and compressed.
Each serving is approximately 5 grams - enough for approx 500ml teapot or one of your larger mugs.