Pu-erh Classic
Organic Pu-erh Tea

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This exclusive pu-erh blend originates from the remote Dai, Lahu, and Wa ethnic mountain villages in southern Yunnan Province, where heirloom broad leaf tea varietals have developed a complexity from centuries of seed propagation. Ancient Pu-erh Classic comprises multiple vintages resulting in a uniquely bold flavor profile with a body as deep as its history. This shu pu-erh is notable for its notes of earthy sweetness, hints of cocoa, and a woodsy, aromatic finish. The very best in everyday organic pu-erh.



Tasting Notes: Rich, full-bodied and smooth with a deep earthy sweetness and notes of cocoa

Ingredients: Organic pu-erh tea.

Additional Info: Pu-erh tea has an ancient past originating in Yunnan, China millennia ago. This rare, rich tasting tea is treasured as a healthful, energizing tonic. Its deep, smooth flavor is created through an artisanal pile fermentation process that transforms sun-dried green tea into ripened, full-bodied Pu-erh tea.

This tea originates in Yunnan Province, China.
Guywan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 20% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 50 seconds, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes

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Standard Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 5 minutes (1st infusion), 6 minutes (2nd infusion)

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 paula duggins on February 11, 2017
Cambridge, MA United States
I discovered this tea in an old tin at my sister's house and literally couldn't stop drinking it. could not find it at WF so order online. this tea calls to me several times a day. i love the flavor. i rebrew the same leaves a couple of times and save what is left to mix with water late at night.

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By Will R Rickenbach on January 9, 2017
Sevierville, TN United States
1 star rating by me is updated to 5. Rishi came through big time RIGHT AFTER first review sent. Very apologetic and very appropriate.

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By Jas on April 27, 2016
Oak creek, AL United States
Rishi puerh surprises me ..very nice smooth...if age abit longer will be mellow ...I like it ...

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By Alex Strick van Linschoten on February 28, 2015
Delft, Holland, AL United States
Quite smelly in the bag. Actually, smells a bit of seaweed, or of nori rolls somehow before brewing. Left in the pot for 5-6 minutes, and the smell intensifies, but minus any strong sense of that seaweed I mentioned earlier. As some of the reviewers have noted, the taste (at least on first brewing) is not strong as some other fermented teas can be. This is really pleasant. A gentle puerh that doesn't dominate your tastebuds.

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By Lee on December 26, 2014
cambridge, AL United States
A suprisingly smooth pu'erh for the price. Not a heavy fermented taste, but rather clean and earthy. A fine product.

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By Richard Brown on February 6, 2014
New Braunfels TX, AL United States
Thx to Rishi for distribution with Central Market in Austin. Random chance picking this one but is now tied for my #1 tea. Smooth, rich, elegant, lifting. One critique: this is not 'old' mature pu'erh. The descrip is of a method only used since 1970's.

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By Kate on March 21, 2013
Tunkhannock, PA United States
This tea is wonderful! I will buy this again for sure.

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By Miguel on November 14, 2012
Sedona, AZ United States
Greetings Rishi Tea and fellow Tea drinkers,

When a client recently bought me a small tin of the Ancient Tree "Classic" Shu Pu-erh from a local health food store in Cottonwood, AZ, I thought to myself, "Oh, this won't even compare to the top-rate cakes I am used to," given that I have several friends who either have tea importing companies or are tea aficioanados. I was so impressed by the "Qi" in this Pu-erh that I called Rishi immediately looking for the exact Batch number, believing it to be "enchanted." I am enthusiastically ordering more of this variety, it has had amazing effects and benefits to my spiritual practice. People think I have slipped them something, and I tell them, "Nope. It's just Pu-erh tea from Rishi."

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