Vintage Pu-erh Cake
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 !
- May Lower blood pressure
- Contains anti-oxidants
- May promote weight loss
What is Chinese Pu-erh tea
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" (
to Tibet and
Mongolia, where it became integral to local food cultures as an after-meal
digestive and wellness tea.
tea became a household staple used as a form of currency to trade for horses
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.
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