Pu-erh or Pu'er tea is a variety of fermented dark tea. With it's distinctive flavours and earthy tones it could be considered an acquired taste to some. Grown in the Yunnan Province in China it develops its flavour through wet-fermentation and long maturity and is said to improve with age. As well as its taste, it is also drunk for its alleged beneficial qualities and health benefits, weight loss, helping with high cholesterol and aiding in digestion to name a few.
Phoenix Pu-Erh Tea is the Ripened style which has been carefully harvested and fermented in Menghai, Yunnan province, China. Then they were stored for another 3 years for further aging and mellowing. Packaged in a beautifully designed tin with a traditional Chinese pattern.
Origin: Menghai, Yunnan Province, China
Leaf Type: Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Taste: Slightly sweet and earthy
Age: More than 3 years
Net Weight: 100g
Standard Steps for Brewing Chinese PU-ERH Tea
- Warm Up Tea Set: Use boiling water to warm the teapot and wash the tea set in preparation for tea
- Add Tea Leaves: choose 5g - 7g of tea leaves depending on personal taste; For weaker tasting tea - Decrease the amount of tea leaves; For stronger tasting tea - Increase the amount of leaves
- ADD WATER: Use 150ml - 250ml of water between the temperature of 90°c - 95°c (Preferably good spring water or filtered tap water)
- BREW TEA: Leave the first tea to brew anything between 10 - 15 seconds, each brew after leave to brew for a further 5-10 seconds
- ENJOY YOUR TEA: Once brewed, strain the infusion into the serving jug then pour as required into individual cups
The tea leaves can be brewed up to 7-9 times. Traditionally the 2nd and 3rd brews are the best.
Please note that these instructions are only a guide; adapt to your own personal preference.
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