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Pu-erh Rectangle Brick
Unit Size approx. 250 grams
Quantity in Stock:2
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Harvest: Around 2009
Caffeine Level: Moderate
This special pu-erh has been fermented and aged four years. Compressed into a brick shape for easier storage, this type of tea is broken off (with a special tool called a pu-erh knife) into portions when ready to steep. Very smooth and earthy, with a somewhat leathery taste.
Oxidation level; 100% oxidized and fermented
Production: Pile fermentation for 40 days
This is a slice of history, one of the original shapes since the Silk Road days over 1000 years ago to more efficiently pack for horse or camel transportation.
Vessel: Porcelain or Yixing teapot or porcelain gaiwan
Temperature: 205 F filtered hot water
Number of infusions: 4-5
Portion:3 gm for 8oz water.
Standard instructions: Steep for 2 minutes in a porcelain pot, decant and serve.
Specific instructions: Rinse and warm up vessel. Rinse leaves quickly. Pour leaves into vessel and shake gaiwan or teapot. Pour hot water and steep for 1 to 1.5 minutes. If using a gaiwan, stir briefly with lid at the 30 second interval. If using a teapot, swivel teapot gently to help the leaves absorb the hot water. Decant into a server or teacup and enjoy. Increase another 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion.
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