Origin: Yunnan Province, China

Preparation:

  • 1 piece
  • 8 oz. water at 212°F
  • 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Traditional style Pu-erh with a robust, soothing flavor and sweet notes of dark mocha.

More about Ancient Dark Pu-erh tea:

This classic, compressed style of Pu-erh tea has a rich history stretching back centuries, when tea artisans in southwestern China and Southeast Asia produced Pu-erh teas that were pressed into bricks, cakes and tuo cha (“bowl tea”) shapes durable enough for transport. This tea was traded by mule caravan across the “Ancient Tea & Horse Routes” to Tibet and Mongolia, where it became integral to local food cultures as an after-meal digestif and wellness tea. Pu-erh tea became a household staple used as a form of currency to trade for horses and salt.

Pu-erh tea has an ancient past originating in Yunnan, China millennia ago. This rare, rich tasting tea is treasured as a healthful, energizing tonic. Its deep, smooth flavor is created through an artisanal pile fermentation process that transforms sun-dried green tea into ripened, full-bodied Pu-erh tea.