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.