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Pu-er Tuocha
Pu-er - Tuo Cha "Small Bowl" Selections
Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, China
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Flavor Profile:Dark, sweet and smooth brew with a very earthy aroma. Ingredients:100% Organic Pu-er Tea Leaves.Certified Organic by:Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Made from the large leaf 'Da Ye' tea plant varietal, better known as Camellia Sinensis 'Assamica'. The Tuocha refers to a family of bowl shaped teas, commonly available as Green tea Tuocha, Black tea Tuocha and Puer Tuocha. Made at one of the few organic tea gardens in Yunnan, this tea is popular among strong, dark tea drinkers.

Can endure long steeping times without gaining any astringency and can be re-infused at least three times. Ideal for pairing with oily, savory foods. Some tea drinkers find this tea ideal for brewing in a vacuum thermos overnight, to be enjoyed first thing in the morning.

Tuocha
In making the Pu-er Tuocha, more mature leaves of the tea plant are selected in summer, sun-dried, steamed, and then shaped into small bowls. The process of shaping of the leaves has changed over the years from old-style wooden molds or hand pressing, to more mechanized and automated steps. The leaves are processed with a fair amount of moisture so as to allow a natural fermentation to occur and darken their color. Some tea processors will let the leaves undergo this fermentation for a month to achieve the desired flavor. Individually wrapped with paper, the Tuocha is an ideal size (3 grams) for individual servings.
Water Temp
°F (°C)
Quality of WaterQuantity of Leaf
(tsp / 8oz water)
Steep Time
(minutes)
Infusions
200°F (93°C)Best with Spring water12-33-4
Dark, cooked pu-er are characterized by their rich, earthy smoothness and require higher temperature water to infuse. Their unique lack of astringency keeps them from over-steeping and makes them ideal for long, low-maintenance infusions and steeping Chinese style in a cup or pot.

We recommend one Tuocha per 8 ounce cup, rinse the tea briefly with hot water then steep with 190 to 200 F water for 2 to 3 minutes. This should provide at least 3 good infusions.
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