Golden Pu-erh 5 years
The method of production is: The tea leaves are picked, rolled, withered in the hot sun, after which they are steamed and pressed into cakes. (This Pu-erh is broken up out of the cakes to make it easier to deal with). The steaming process generates some moisture and when compressed (without drying) into the cakes, in the course of time the tea takes on a musty and earthy character. Pu-erh that gets somewhat mouldy before it naturally dries is considered the best. Pu-erh is then stored for years the older the tea the more expensive and desirable it becomes.
This is a refined mellow tea, one of the best! a great introduction to Pu-erh. A good all round tea for any time of day, dark earthen with a shimmering Pu-erh brightness.
It really hits the mark, a very satisfying drink for Pu-erh lovers and beginners alike.
Caffeine Guide: High
Region: Yunnan Province
Antioxidant Content: Medium
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Dull with a hint of Pu-erh brightness, black
Grade: Pu-erh 5 year vintage
Aroma: Hint of mustiness
Process: Special Pu-erh process, Handcrafted
Taste: Earthy character sometimes described as old or elemental.
Ingredients: Black Tea (Pu-erh style)
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Excellent PuEhr looseleaf Tea, consistently higher quality than we have found elsewhere.
This is why we but from TeaCakes of York though shipping to our rural Arizona, USA location is added expense, yet thankfully quite reliable even during the pandemic.
Another order of loose PuEhr from this delightful company delivered all the way to us in Yuma, Arizona, US.
It was timely especially considering Covid Years delays might've slowed shipping. Admittedly shipping was not cheap-
but well worth the dollars spent in order to get this fabulous tea just before the worst desert heat settled in, July 21.
I save this lovely tea for weekends when I am off and have more time to savor the luxuriously rich, dark flavor.
This is a very dark, almost black infusion with a very characteristic smell, unlike any other tea I have come across. Slightly musty, slightly smoky aroma. The taste is very mellow, though, and I found it very pleasant, rounded, and satisfying but again, a tea unlike others. This was a taster sample for me but I will be buying a full quantity.