2021 'Metamaterial' Ripe Pu-erh Tea
De-frag your mind. A new ripe puerh blend for a new era. This shou puerh cake is rich and satisfying, with some pleasant dark chocolate bitterness that shines through a slightly sweet fragrance, and thick, oily mouthfeel. A relatively high amount of buds (young leaves) means it packs quite a kick caffeine-wise, and has a long-lingering aftertaste.
Made from several different materials sourced from small-scale fermentation productions, this blend is a nice contrast to our KUURA-COLA. Excellent brewed with a moderate hand to highlight the fragrance, or blast it to oblivion to enjoy the thick and heavy texture. All Yunnan material, fermented in Xishuangbanna across 2018 and 2019, and then pressed in 2021. 5 cakes per traditionally wrapped bamboo tong.
Artwork by Jon Marshall. Pictures by Pingle Pictures.
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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.