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Chinese Bulang Mountain Cooked Pu'er Tea

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$36.70
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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.ย 

    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.

    Ingredients

    Pu'er Tea

    Best Brew
    Bulang Mountain Cooked Pu'er Tea Best Brew
    Origin

    Bulang Mountain (China)

    Tasting notes

    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.

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    To brew Pu'er cake, follow these steps

    1. Break off a small piece of the cake, roughly 5-10 grams, using a tea needle or knife.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    How is Pu'erh Tea made?

    Pu'er tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make other types of tea such as green, black, and oolong tea. However, the unique processing method used to make Pu'erh tea sets it apart from other teas.

    STEP 1

    Harvesting and Withering

    Fresh tea leaves are harvested, and then spread out to wither for a few hours. This step allows the moisture content of the leaves to decrease slightly.

    STEP 2

    Pan-Frying and Rolling

    After the leaves have been withered, they are pan-fried in a wok to halt oxidation and remove any excess moisture. Next, the leaves are rolled by hand or machine to create compact balls that are easier to shape and store.

    STEP 3

    Fermentation

    The tea leaves are then left to ferment for an extended period, ranging from several months to years, in a warm and humid environment. This process allows beneficial bacteria and fungi to grow, which gives Pu'er tea its unique flavor, aroma, and health benefits.

    STEP 4

    Shaping and Drying

    After fermentation, the tea leaves are pressed into the shape of a cake, typically with a diameter of 6-8 cm and a weight of 300-400 grams. The compressed tea cakes are then dried in the sun or in a controlled environment to remove any remaining moisture and further age the tea.

    STEP 1

    Harvesting and Withering

    Fresh tea leaves are harvested, and then spread out to wither for a few hours. This step allows the moisture content of the leaves to decrease slightly.

    STEP 2

    Pan-Frying and Rolling

    After the leaves have been withered, they are pan-fried in a wok to halt oxidation and remove any excess moisture. Next, the leaves are rolled by hand or machine to create compact balls that are easier to shape and store.

    STEP 3

    Fermentation

    The tea leaves are then left to ferment for an extended period, ranging from several months to years, in a warm and humid environment. This process allows beneficial bacteria and fungi to grow, which gives Pu'er tea its unique flavor, aroma, and health benefits.

    STEP 4

    Shaping and Drying

    After fermentation, the tea leaves are pressed into the shape of a cake, typically with a diameter of 6-8 cm and a weight of 300-400 grams. The compressed tea cakes are then dried in the sun or in a controlled environment to remove any remaining moisture and further age the tea.