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Pu-erh Tea Cake

Blue Mountains Tea Co.

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Pu-erh Tea Cake - Premium Tea 100g

These Pu-erh Tea Cakes are aged from 2008. At eight years old they hold many desirable qualities sought after in Pu-erh.

With a sweet malty fragrance from the dried leaf, the cake when broken and infused at 90°c water for 2 minutes, brings out floral and fruity flavour notes with a slight smokey finish. There is a definite touch of grassy stable flavour and a touch of saltiness also.

How do I make Pu-erh???

When brewing Pu-erh it is important to first warm your tea pot, your tea jug and cup, once everything is warmed remove warming water, then break away a small part of your Pu-erh tea cake, make sure you gather some from the top, the inside and the base, this way you have all sections to give you a rounded flavour.

With Pu-erh, we first make a short infusion that we discard, so place your leaves in your pot, add about 1/2 the water you would normally to fill your pot, gently move your pot around for 2 to 3 seconds then pour out the water, you do not drink this.

We do this because the tea is aged, and we want to awaken the leaves ready for infusion, we also want to clean it of any dust that may be there.

Now that your leaves are ready, add your water at 90°c, some like it hotter at 95°c, and my method is to create many short infusions, so infuse for 40 to 50 seconds, pour your tea into your tea jug, and enjoy. Then re-infuse again at the same temperature, enjoy again.

You will find you can enjoy Pu-erh many times over, as the infusions get longer try for 2 to 3 minutes, 3 minutes will bring a deep rich red liquor that is a pleasure to drink.

This Pu-erh would also suit storage and ageing for those desiring a collection to invest in. I will be storing and ageing several of these Pu-erh tea cakes for myself.

Ingredients: Yunnan Big-Leaf Pu-erh Cake Tea, from Yunnan Yunxian National Eco-Tea industry Co, Ltd. Certificates all included, and certificate also impressed into tea cake.

Quantity per cup?

Try to break a small section away from the tea cake gathering some from the top, inside and bottom sections to gather a true flavour of the tea cake. Only a small amount is required for a pot for two, no more than two teaspoons.

Multiple infusions are possible, increase water temperature and infusion times to bring out flavours.

Food Pairing

This Pu-erh tea cake tastes wonderful with dark chocolate!

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