Ancient Sheng Pu-erh Tuo Cha Tea (Vintage 2005)

Ancient Sheng Pu-erh Tuo Cha Tea (Vintage 2005)

Organic and Fair Trade™

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Formerly, "Sheng Pu-erh Saiqing Ya Tuo Cha Vintage 2005."

We have been maturing Ya Tuo Cha ("ya" means bud, "tuo" is nest-shaped) for more than four years. It was harvested during late March of 2005 from Jingmai Mangjing antique tea trees. This tea is made entirely with fine tea buds, brewing up a unique sweetness and fruity flavor not found in other grades of sheng ("green" or "raw") pu-erh. This vintage can and should be infused many times.

Tasting Notes: Its flavor is sweet and fruity with a floral aroma and nuance of white tea. The first clear amber infusions give way to brilliant, deep and clear red infusions that are full of flavor and wonderful energy. Its smooth mouthfeel suggests honey and lingers on the palate with notes of Chinese red date and persimmon.

Ingredients: Organic and Fair Trade Certified™ pu-erh tea.

This tea originates in Yunnan Province, China. Explore the geography of Yunnan below. Notice the diverse landscapes, ranging from the Himalayan foothills in the northwest to lush subtropical rainforests in the south.


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Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 190°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: Use one piece in a porcelain guywan
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

Water Temperature: 190°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 piece per 8-12 ounces
Steep Time: 5-6 minutes

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
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By Deni on June 27, 2013
north reading, AL United States
This tea has a unique flavor. I tend to like white and green teas and rarely drink the black but this tea was excellent.It is somewhat earthy yet mellow. It has a subtle up lifting after effect not anything like the rush of a caffeine buzz..

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By Galina on October 23, 2013
Rockville, AL United States
amazing tea! very good quality and flavor. very difficult to find like this tea. a little bit expensive: 2 oz only 4 tuo cha pices.

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