2020 'Kuuramine' Raw Pu-erh Tea Ball
Fast-acting existential relief.
Keep that creeping cosmic horror (and associated fatigue) at bay, no matter the circumstance; with our latest raw pu-erh in a convenient longzhu (‘dragon ball’) format. Each ball contains 7g of high-potency Yunnan raw pu-erh, perfect for a gongfu session in a teapot or gaiwan, broken apart and brewed in a mug, or in a big pot, without the hassle of breaking apart a full sized puerh cake.
A carefully formulated blend of material designed with reliable flavour in mind; ample sweetness, fragrance, throat-coating smoothness, and plenty of lingering aftertaste. The ball format allows for nicely unbroken leaves, which will unfurl over the course of a session. We recommend a long rinse, followed by leaving the tea to steam itself apart for a minute or two with the lid of the teapot or gaiwan left on, before brewing as normal, adjusting as the tea opens up.
All orders are shipped from our HQ in Melbourne within 1-2 business days, using Australia Post.
Australia: $10 AUD flat-rate standard shipping, free above $75 AUD. $15 flat-rate express shipping, free above $100.
New Zealand: $20 AUD flat-rate, free above $90 AUD.
Asia: $25 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
North America: $30 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
Europe: $35 AUD flat-rate, free above $150 AUD.
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.