2023 'Parataxis' Raw Pu-erh Tea
Our ‘affordable flagship’ for 2023, ‘Parataxis’ is a raw pu-erh tea, blended from materials across southern Yunnan, China.
Flavour wise, this tea has a well balanced character, with plenty of sweetness, thick mouthfeel, a solid backbone of pleasant bitterness and astringency, and enduring fragrance from steep to steep. Classical raw puer should have a slight cooling sensation in the mouth and throat, and a flavour that sticks around after it’s been drunk, with a returning sweet aftertaste (huigan). The dry spring weather across Yunnan in 2023 means that this tea is very concentrated and expressive.
This tea is an excellent all-rounder, for solid daily drinking, or for stashing away to age for the years to come. If you’re wondering how it compares to ‘Labyrinth’, this tea has more intensity in the fragrance and sweetness, and is a little more elegant.
Wrapper artwork by ERODUCTIONS.
2023 tea material produced in Yunnan, China.
200g per compressed cake, with 5 cakes per traditionally wrapped bamboo tong. 25g samples are cut or broken from the cakes and sealed into bags.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post carbon-neutral delivery.
Australia: $9.95 AUD flat-rate standard shipping, free above $75 AUD. $14.95 flat-rate express shipping, free above $100.
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Use boiling water (100C).
We recommend approx 1g of tea per 15ml of water for Gongfu-style brewing in a teapot or gaiwan. Rinse the leaves once and then brew several times until there is no flavour left.
For Western-style brewing in a larger teapot, use approx. 5g per 100ml of water. You can re-brew the leaves a few times.
To brew direct in a mug, use 1-2g of tea in the bottom of the cup, fill with boiling water, and drink once cool. Re-fill the cup with more water when you've drunk 1/3rd of the tea. Repeat until there is no more flavour left.
All of our teas are suitable for long-term storage and aging.
Keep your tea away from sunlight and strong smells, and somewhere with stable climate conditions.
You can keep it sealed inside the re-usable bag the tea comes in, or another non-porous container.