Deep, earthy flavor, dark red-gold color and a rich, velvety texture. Woody, earthy, vegetal aroma like an old growth forest.
This delicious loose leaf puer is from Cangyuan, Yunnan. Located at the southwestern corner of China, Yunnan province is considered the place of origin for the tea plant. Home to the famous Puer teas, it is also renowned for its tremendous biodiversity, ethnic diversity, and breathtaking mountainous landscape.Named for the town of Puer, where teas from the surrounding mountains were brought, Puer tea was pressed into bricks and cakes and sent out across the continent. Puer teas traveled as far as Tibet, Japan, and Europe. To reach its destination the tea traveled though a range of climates and weather, often by horse and camelback. For this reason, Puer became known for an aged, earthy quality that it developed along the way. Nowadays, this earthy character is encouraged by a ‘Wo Dui’ process. Puer tea leaves are moistened (wo) with water and stacked (dui) in piles to undergo a unique post-fermentation giving the tea a dark, inky color and a rich, smooth flavor.
Bring filtered or spring water to 190°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 2 minutes.