- Break off a small piece of the cake, roughly 5-10 grams, using a tea needle or knife.
- Rinse the tea by pouring boiling water over it and then immediately pouring it off. This helps to remove any debris and open up the leaves.
- Add hot water to the teapot or gaiwan and steep the tea for 10-30 seconds. The exact steeping time will depend on the age and quality of the tea.
- Pour the tea into a cup and enjoy. Pu'er cake can be brewed multiple times, with each infusion offering a slightly different flavor profile.
Chinese Bulang Mountain Cooked Pu'er Tea
FERMENTED AGED TEA
Bulang Mountain Cooked Pu'er Tea was a national state secret held in China up until the year the great Helmsman passed away. Since 1977 the secret was out, and workers from all the state factories clambered over each other to begin to process their own Pu'er tea and sell it to China and only recently to the world.
For all the years in China, Tea Journeys has been working with small communities to pick and harvest this ancient form of tea. This type of tea is, in fact, the origin of all tea in the world. The processed effect of this tea changes the molecular structure and aids in so many ways. For more info in getting up close to the communities and small villages that pick and harvest Pu'er tea, you might like to join a bi-annual Yunnan Bicycle Adventure that brings you up close to tea for an experience of a lifetime.
Bulang Mountain (China)
Earthy malty tones with no bitterness. The best thing about cooked pu'er is, once you have brewed the tea, if ever too strong, its very easy to remedy simply by adding hot water.