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Tea Gift Set Golden Pu-erh Loose Aged Leaf 100g

£29.17

Wrapped Gift Set Details

100g of your chosen loose leaf tea packed in a foil lined natural kraft bag inside a metal matt black Airseal caddy with neoprene seal for perfect freshness, 

measuring 14cm tall and 8.7cm diameter and holding approximately 150g of tea when full.

 1 x very pretty and useful strainer in an arts and crafts style known as Empress net weight 31g and measuring 10.7 cm across complete with 

stainless steel drip bowl to catch all the drips 

1x 18-10 quality polished stainless steel deep rounded teaspoon which is ideal for measuring the correct amount of loose leaf tea to make a perfect cuppa tea.

Weighing 29.3g and measuring 12.7 cm it fits perfectly into our Airseal tea caddy.

All gift wrapped in a sturdy reusable kraft presentation box with ribbon, bow and tag (Christmas tag from 1 Nov to 22 Dec and plain red rest of year unless requested)

Golden Pu-erh 5 years

"Golden Pu-erh has been aged for five years in a dark cave in Yunnan Province."
This ageing process in a relatively high humidity environment has mellowed the character of the tea when compared to young Pu-erh (aged about 1 year).
As with wine, Pu-erh 5 years or older is more highly prized.
 A study in Japan indicated that all tea lowered cholesterol and that Pu-erh was more effective than green tea. Chinese tea for health report that Pu-erh can; “cut the grease, help digestion, promote body fluid secretion, quench the thirst, invigorate the spleen and dispel alcoholic toxins” Whether Pu-erh is effective or not for the various claims that researchers and tea drinkers make, has not been firmly established by medical professionals, but we know of family, friends and literally hundreds of customers who are convinced!, what is certain is that Pu-erh tea is rather unusual and has properties many other do not share.
Yunnan Province/China
Yunnan Province

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.

 

Origin: China 

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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A very unusual tea

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.


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