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Pu-erh Raindrops
Black Pu-erh Raindrops


 
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Fermented Chinese tea, artistically stone compressed into “mini drops” or “cakes”. Similar to a fine wine, its earthy flavor and medicinally properties become richer with age. Pu-erh tea can be re-steeped multiple times during the day. Refill water before finishing each cup. Use Chinese clay tea pot or Gaiwuan to enjoy this tea in 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



Description
  • For Hot Tea: Use 1 teaspoon (1/4 brick) of leaves for every 8 oz. of 212°F water. Steep for 3- 5 minutes.
  • For Ice Tea: Use 1 teaspoon (1/4 brick) of leaves for every 4 oz. of 212° F water. Steep for 3 - 5 minutes, pour over an 8 oz. container of ice cubes.
  • For Cold Steeping: Use 1 teaspoon (1/4 brick )of leaves for every 8 oz. of cold water. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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Earthy August 4, 2014
Reviewer: Jason Wheeler from Denver, CO United States  
This has a very smooth and earthy taste

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Complex and rich December 1, 2012
Reviewer: Kate from Canterbury, Kent United Kingdom  
I adore this tea for many reasons. First off, I like to only use a quarter of the drop per cup, which can be re-steeped many times. Secondly, it has such an incredibly deep flavour that I can close my eyes and get lost in it. And lastly, it stores perfectly and lasts forever!

A note: if you find that yours is a little "fishy" in scent, that's fine as younger pu'erhs can have that. Just let it air out for a day or two before you use it! Or if you've brewed a pot and just realised it, don't worry, you can't taste it.

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Very tasty pu-erh November 17, 2012
Reviewer: Lauren Henderson from Wallingford, CT United States  
A delicious tea with a bold, complex flavor.  It provides several steepings per raindrop, with each one revealing slightly different aromas and flavors.  Highly recommended!

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Love the raindrops! November 15, 2012
Reviewer: Cheryl Giglio from Bolton, CT United States  
Use one drop per 32oz teapot...nice flavor, very smooth. One of my favorite teas!

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My body craves it! November 6, 2012
Reviewer: Rochelle Graham from Middletown, CT United States  
Although it took some getting use to the taste of the Pu-erh. Each time I drank it I thought about the health benefits. After running out of it and not having it for a while I actually craved the tea and the taste and now I really the exper
ience.


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