2011 Vintage The 60 Year Shou Puerh Commemorative Brick
$85.00 — available on subscription
This is a tea brick made to celebrate the establishment of the China Tea Import and Export Corporation’s 60th anniversary. Using their decades-old, tried and true production formula, also known as recipe 7581, this shou (or dark/cooked) Puerh brick is formulated to produce a deep ruby red cup, full bodied mouth-feel and rich flavor without astringency. This is a collectable tea that is priced for everyday drinking.
Yunnan, China: With abundant rainfall, mild climate, and fertile land, Yunnan Province has ideal conditions for tea cultivation and is known as the historical birthplace of medicinal teas.
Puerh teas, in general, are rather strong in nature but that doesn’t mean you will always need boiling water to brew a great cup. In our cupping experience, we used near boiling water for quick successive brewing. Steeping time is always subject to how much tea you use and how much intensity you want in your tea. For higher intensity, use near boiling or boiling water for slightly longer steeping time, Increase intensity further by using more tea. To taste more of the subtle flavors and floral and fruity notes, use lower temperature water for longer steepings. Always adjust quantity of leaves, infusion time, and water temperature according to your personal preferences.