2022 'Chicxulub' Raw Pu-erh Tea
We commissioned this production of carefully selected huangpian (yellow-flake) raw puerh tea from old-growth trees this spring. Huangpian are the older (usually 4th or 5th) leaves that, after processing, are deemed to be less visually appealing, and are then usually hand-separated. Drunk on their own they yield a softer, more mellow flavour with more sweetness and less caffeine. Historically worth significantly less than ‘full’ material in the domestic Chinese market, and often kept by producers to drink for themselves, buying huangpian provides a very high value way to drink tea from much more expensive trees. A fantastic candidate for long-term ageing, and as an introduction to the characteristics of premium, old-arbour raw pu-erh tea. The material here is soft, supple, and sweet.
Note: on the printed wrapper, the name is misspelled ‘Chixculub’ rather than the correct ‘Chicxulub’ (whoops).
Spring 2022 material, 200g per compressed cake, with five cakes in each 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.