2015 Nagajuna Tuocha
We are pleased to offer this raw puer tuocha from a small family-run Taiwanese puer producer, Nagajuna. After meeting fortuitously and having several long tea sessions together, the alignment of our philosophy and approach to tea became clear, along with the opportunity to get some of their rare teas into the hands of Western drinkers. Nagajuna focuses on Mengku area teas, and spends time each season overseeing material production and processing in their own facilities.
This tea is made from high-end Mengku material, picked and pressed in Spring 2015. Storage in excellent conditions in Taiwan for several years means this tea is tasting thick and fruity, with a fantastic mouthfeel and huigan. We think this paints an excellent picture of teas from this area, at a level not often available to Western audiences.
We won't yap too much; try the tea and decide for yourself.
Each tuo is 250g. Please email us directly if interested in tong amounts.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post carbon-neutral delivery.
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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.