Puerh Tea Tuocha Jumbo Dragon (40 cups) Ripe Pu-erh (3.6 ounce)
Tuo shaped tea was invented in Yunnan
Originally this form was used for more precious raw pu-erh teas sold to Tibet.
Now we used this form for high quality aged ripe pu-erh.
Natural leaf of Camellia sinensis var. assamica sourced from tea plantations of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province, China.
After leaf is plucked, fixed, rolled and sun-dried it goes to our production facility for wet-pile post-fermentation. After fermentation lose leaf tea is screened, graded and pressed.
This product was made of rather big, well fermented leaf. Post-fermented leaf was aged as loose leaf for almost 3 year before pressing.
Tea is pressed in a form of tuocha (aka bird nest shape).
The weight of tuocha is 100 g (3.5 oz).
Tuocha is medium-pressed, so you can break tuocha into smaller pieces with bare hands, but we would recommend use of "pu-erh knife" for gentle dismounting of pressed leaves.
Tuo can be brewed in any way you like. We advice to start with tea-water ratio about 1:60-80, water temperature - just of the boil, brewing time 3-4 min. The leaf is big so multiple infusions are preferable.
Considering fermentation and leaf size we found it to be most suitable for following brewing methods: