2021 'Prescription Only' Raw Pu-erh Tea
Now in its third iteration, this is a raw puerh tea blended to be strong and loud. A potent, somewhat aggressive astringency and bitterness upfront gives way to a lingering flavour and fragrance long after drinking; a classical Menghai-style raw puerh blend. We don't necessarily recommend this tea if you're just starting out, though once you've accustomed to raw puerh in general, it's always a good idea to have a punchy tea like this in your rotation.
Patience when brewing will be well rewarded with a strong returning sweetness once several steeps have tamed the initial bite, and further ageing of this tea will yield an enjoyable whisky-like cake to drink for years to come. The material here we consider a reflection of what makes Yunnan puerh tea so unique and interesting.
Spring 2021 material from Xishuangbanna. 5 cakes per traditionally wrapped bamboo tong.
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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.