These old tree (zhongshu) mini cakes of tea have classic ripe pu-er flavor. Dark and woody with a silky mouth-feel and a coffee-like extended finish. Each mini tuocha weighs about 6 grams and is enough for a small pot (two cups) of tea or a gongfu session. It can be re-steeped several times.
This mini cake is made of fermented old tree (zhongshu) pu-er tea leaves from Yunnan, China. It is a traditional recipe that has been perfected over time and each mini tuocha contains only the finest quality tea leaves. The fermentation process gives it a distinct aroma and taste that cannot be replicated in other teas. It is full-bodied, earthy and has a lingering aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. It is great for those who want to experience the unique taste of pu-er without having to buy an expensive full-sized cake.
Tea is highly personal and these instructions are only a starting point. Play with the parameters to find the perfect flavor for you.❦