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This is a fully-fermented 2009 pu-erh brick from Southwest China, compressed for storage and collective purposes. Break off a piece of the brick (about a teaspoon's worth per 8 oz. of water), drop it into boiling water, and watch as the leaves expand to create a robust and dark cup of pu-erh tea!

Pu-erh was once offered exclusively to emperors of China, and is highly regarded in traditional medicine as a tonic that aids in digestion and detoxifies the body. Modern studies in China and Japan indicate that naturally-aged pu-erh may aid in weight loss, lower blood sugar, and reduce cholesterol. Pu-erh tea can be re-steeped multiple times during the day. Refill water before finishing each cup of tea. Suggest to use hand-made Chinese clay tea pot or Gaiwuan cup to enjoy this tea an ancient way !

What is Chinese Pu-erh tea cake (沱茶)

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 shapes durable enough for transport. This tea was traded by mule caravan across the "Ancient Tea & Horse Routes" ( 古道) to Tibet and Mongolia, where it became integral to local food cultures as an after-meal digestive 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.

Vintage Pu-erh tasting Notes - Mellow and smooth with a pleasantly sweet, earthy flavor. Traditional style Pu-erh with a robust, soothing flavor and sweet notes of dark mocha


Steeping Instructions
  • For Hot Tea: Use 1 teaspoon / 8 oz of water at 212° F for 3 - 5 minutes.

  • For Ice Tea: Use 1 teaspoon / 4 oz of water at 212° F for 3 - 5 minutes / pour on 4 oz ice cubes.
  • For Cold Steeping: Use 1 teaspoon / 8 oz of cold water and let steep in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.


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2009 Organic Mini Pu-erh Brick December 28, 2012
Reviewer: Yleana Sanchez from Coventry, CT United States  
Looking forward to rhe moment when we can enjoy this tea. Very excited about it actually.

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