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Special Reserve Puerh
For years, patrons of Imperial Tea Court have enjoyed and learned to love this aged loose-leaf "finished" (Puerh tea that has been allowed to ferment by introducing moisture to dried green Puerh leaves) Puerh in our stores. We are making this great tea available online so that Puerh lovers who can't make the trek to our stores can still savor a bit of Imperial Tea Court at home. The rich, velvety mouth-feel and lush clean earthiness that can only be found in well-aged Puerh are experienced in abundance. The sweet, lingering aftertaste actually increases with each steeping. Despite its big, full-bodied nature, this terrific Puerh produces no bitter astringency.
Pre-warm a standard gaiwan (covered tea cup); fill with 3-5 grams of tea, cover with lid, and steep in near-boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain the tea into a second cup to avoid over-steeping. Adjust quantity of leaves and steeping time according to personal preference. Gong fu tea-brewing techniques are recommended for more advanced tea lovers. We suggest using a larger and thicker Yixing teapot to enable full expansion of leaves and full extraction of flavors.
Aged Wild Tree Puerh
This Aged Wild Tree Puerh is from uncultivated trees in the Ban Chang and Nan Nuo Shan areas of the Yunnan province. This tea is 10 years old and was naturally aged in the Guandong province. All puerh teas start their lives as green puerh or raw tea. The tea is then either fermented by adding water to the dried leaves or naturally aged. The natural oxidation slowly turns the green tea into a dark puerh or cooked tea. Originally, the tea was reserved to produce one of our signature green puerh cakes. However, the project never materialized so the leaves are still loose. We have decided to offer the Aged Wild Tree Puerh so customers can sample this uniquely combined duo, without having to buy the entire cake! The active bacteria level in aging the tea in a more humid climate produces the unique and clean earthy notes associated with aged puerh. But there is more. The aging has compacted the fruit and sweetness unique to green puerhs which is revealed in consecutive steepings. After inspecting the leaves, some are starting to turn brown, but many of the leaves are still green. If properly aged this tea can be enjoyed for more than 20 years.
In brewing the Aged Wild Tree Puerh, use water near boiling. The tea brews up to a copper color and tastes so smooth with the typical earthy characteristics of an aged puerh you might expect, yet slightly green. You can definitely enjoy the tea now or put it aside for years to come.
A smooth and hearty, deep reddish-brown tea with a full-bodied, yet pleasantly refreshing, light, earthy Puerh taste. A great starter Puerh Tea for new comers as well as aficionados.
We recommend a steeping time 1 to 3 minutes with 95C(203F) water. Yunnan Puerh may be infused 3 or more times. After the first infusion, you may wish to increase both steeping time and/or water temperature.
This special, supreme quality aged Puerh brews to a deep golden red and has a rich, full, woodsy flavor which is hearty without ever being over-powering, it produces a pleasant, mellow after-taste. The flavor of this dark amber tea begins with the bright earthiness unique to aged Puerhs and then smooths out into a long, mellow finish. Puerh is considered best by most connoisseurs when it has been properly aged. The aging process often takes 50 years or more. However, the tea can be prepared and enjoyed at any time during that process. This exceptional Puerh is a fine example of the remarkably smooth, balanced flavor that un-equaled by any lesser Puerhs.
Topaz Puerh is a versatile tea which may be prepared with many different pieces of equipment, including a regular full-sized teapot, individual steeping cups or gongfu style in a small Yixing pot. The last of these -the Yixing teapot- best demonstrates the unique properties of this tea, and thus is the preparation we recommend. Fill a small pre-warmed Yixing teapot about a quarter to a third full with tea leaves, cover with near boiling water and infuse for between 1 to 3 minutes depending on desired intensity. (The brewed tea will be anywhere from dark red to completely black in color.) Pour out into a pitcher or directly into warmed tasting cups and enjoy. Topaz Puerh may be infused two or three more times by maintaining the water temperature and increasing the steeping time.
2012 Edition Superior Puerh
The small twisted leaves and abundance of bright golden tips which make up our Superior Puerh produce an exceptional connoisseur's tea whose distinctive dark amber liquor beautifully combines the lighter and darker sides of Puerhs. Here we find the sweetly crisp astringency characteristic of a younger Puerh tea attractively balanced with the smoother mellowness brought out by careful aging.
Superior Puerh may be brewed in a variety of ways, including with an ordinary teapot, individual gaiwans or in a small Yixing pot. Allow approximately one teaspoon of leaf per person. Infuse with near boiling water for 1 to 3 minutes depending on desired strength. (The finished tea will be anywhere from dark red to completely black in color.)
A rich, clean earthy aroma and smooth, full flavor combine with a great price to make our Preferred Puerh perfect for everyday drinking and an excellent introduction to the exotic pleasures of this famous tribute tea. The lovely, deep red infusion is rich, aromatic and and mellow tasting with a lingering, slightly sweet finish. Delicious on its own or served as an accompaniment to heavier foods.
We recommend a steeping time 1 to 3 minutes with near boiling water. Preferred Yunnan Pu-erh may be infused 3 or more times. After the first infusion, you may wish to increase both steeping time and/or water temperature. Always adjust steeping time, quantity of tea and water temperature according to your personal preferences.
Our unique, custom-produced Imperial Puerh consists entirely of painstakingly hand-crafted tiny, shimmering golden leaf buds, making it one of the world's rarest and most difficult teas to produce. When infused the liquor is a deep, golden amber with a rich, supremely full-bodied flavor that is smooth and savory with a hint of cocoa and a deliciously lingering creamy aftertaste.
Imperial Puerh tea responds well to most methods of tea preparation, but in order to bring out its uniquely full-bodied richness we recommend brewing it gongfu style. Generously cover the bottom of the pot with tea leaves, add near boiling water and infuse for around 1- 3 minutes depending on desired intensity. Decant into a pitcher or directly into warmed tasting cups and enjoy. Imperial Puerh may be infused multiple times; increase steeping time as needed to maintain flavor and to suit personal preference.
Nan Nuo Shan Spring Tip Puerh Cake, Vintage 2006
This cake is produced from early spring-harvested white tippy green puerh from the Nan Nuo Shan region of Southern Yunnan province. Nan Nuo Shan boasts a history of growing tea for about 1700 years and was the home of many old-growth tea trees. This Nan Nuo Shan Puerh Cake (or Bing Cha) is almost completely covered with mature white tips, attractive to the eyes and exuding layers of mouth-watering fragrances.
It has everything you could ask for in a green unfinished Puerh: apricot-like fruitiness with hints of spring meadow; a gentle, woodsy smokiness that adds character and body; and concentrated, mouth-filling viscosity. The Nan Nuo Shan Puerh Cake is suitable for drinking now as well as for aging under dry conditions (in areas of low humidity).
We highly recommend that you add this superb tea to your collection.
The compressed and large-leaf nature of this green Puerh requires hot water to fully extract its flavors. We recommend using a standard 6 oz. gaiwan (do not pre-warm gaiwan); fill with 3-5 grams of leaves, cover with lid, and steep in near-boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Adjust steeping time, temperature, and quantity of leaves according to your personal preference. A few trials may be needed to find your own "comfort" level. Remember to drain your tea into another vessel to avoid over-steeping.
Yunnan Puerh Brick Stack
Four superior Puerh tea bricks ( 5.25" x 3.5" x 1"). Aprox 9oz. each. Excellent for drinking immediately or even better to put away for aging (especially at this price!).Single bricks also available.
To prepare Puerh tea from cakes or bricks break off a small piece and gently crumble it into a teapot or gaiwan. Quickly flush (cover the leaves with hot water and pour it off) and appreciate the aroma of the wet leaves. Then infuse with near-boiling water for 1-3 minutes and serve. Puerh tea generally may be re-steeped 3 or 4 times.
888 Puerh Tea Bundle--Vintage 1998
Five individually wrapped special production tea cakes marked with a triple lucky triple "8" (7.5 inches round) 14oz each. That's over four pounds of tea handsomely wrapped in a bamboo leaf and fiber cords for aging or gift-giving.
To prepare Puerh tea from cakes break off a small piece and gently crumble it into a teapot or gaiwan. Quickly flush (cover the leaves with hot water and pour it off) and appreciate the aroma of the wet leaves. Then infuse with near-boiling water for 1-3 minutes and serve. Puerh may be resteeped 3 or 4 times.
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