updated Ancient Pu'er Tuo Cha

Ancient Pu'er Tuo ChaOrganic Pu'er Tea

$2.00–$70.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

Description

This traditional style of shu pu'er offers an impressively robust infusion that is credited to our unique blend of vintages ranging from 2-4 years in age. One of the first teas to travel beyond its growing region from Yunnan to Tibet and Mongolia, pu'er teas were typically compressed for ease of trade in exchange for horses and salt in ancient times. Today this compressed form is still used for convenience. Its complex personality is revealed over multiple infusions: smooth while robust, a bit sweet and a bit savory, mellow yet powerful. At about 5 grams per tuo cha, each is designed to brew a single serving size.


Origin

Yunnan, China

Tasting Notes

Traditional style Pu-erh with a robust, soothing flavor and sweet notes of dark mocha

Ingredients

Organic pu-erh tea.

Preparation

Leaf Amount
1 tea cake
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
212°F
Steep Time
5 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Gaiwan Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 200°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Use one piece in the gaiwan
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 YouTube.

Standard Brewing Guidelines:
Water: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 piece 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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Pu-erh Tuo Cha
Jan 9, 2018
This tea is really good. I'm very new to pu-erh teas and the convenience of these little cakes makes it...
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Julie
Nixa, MO
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Tuo Cha Mini Cakes
Oct 13, 2017
Originally thought ordering the pound would be a 1lb round of pu-erh, instead it was a bag of mini-cakes...
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Peter
Annapolis, MD
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My wife's favorite tea.
Sep 24, 2017
This is my wife's favorite tea. These cakes make a nice pot of tea (1 litre, at least). The 1 lb size is...
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John
Dallas, TX
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The Best
Jun 15, 2017
I love this tea. My perfect pick me up beverage. Love it.
Ursula Studzinska
Buffalo Grove, IL
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Ancient Pu-erh Tuo Cha
May 15, 2017
Went to a program and made a cup of tea. It was sooo good. I was able to use the ball 4 times and on the...
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tuyia
chicago, IL
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Delicious Tea
Mar 28, 2017
The Pu-erh is one of my favorite go-to teas. Its rich flavor and inky color are very satisfying.
Judi Anderson
Milwaukee , WI
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Not Bad
Mar 6, 2017
I am a supporter of the pu-erh classic, and this one is pretty good--it's not too different, but has just a...
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Hunter
cambridge, MD
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Amazing
May 16, 2016
It had been awhile since I had had some Pu Erh. When I was younger, I didn't have much of a taste for it,...
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Benjamin
Chicago , AL
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Puerh mini Tuo cha
Apr 27, 2016
I love this one ...can drink everyday and put on my Er Hu music on ....boy feel like tea drunk ..floating...
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Jas
Oak creek, AL
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Puerh mini Tuo cha
Apr 27, 2016
I love this one ...can drink everyday and put on my Er Hu music on ....boy feel like tea drunk ..floating...
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Jas
Oak creek, AL
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Best. Tea. Ever.
Apr 20, 2015
Seriously. I love, looove this tea. It's like a meal. So complex...Bold yet subtle, sweet but not sweet,...
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Kate
Chicago, IL., AL
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Wildwoods Herb Lady
Mar 14, 2014
The subtle shifting of this Pu-erh is very gratifying. Each subsequent steeping seems to grow in buttery...
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Kim Engard
Cave Creek, AL
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longtime favorite
Nov 22, 2013
This was my first puerh and still the best out of many I've tried out of some years.
Yaphett Pruitt
Chicago, IL
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Amazing
May 16, 2016
It had been awhile since I had had some Pu Erh. When I was younger, I didn't have much of a taste for it,...
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Benjamin
Chicago , AL
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Delicious Tea
Mar 28, 2017
The Pu-erh is one of my favorite go-to teas. Its rich flavor and inky color are very satisfying.
Judi Anderson
Milwaukee , WI
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My wife's favorite tea.
Sep 24, 2017
This is my wife's favorite tea. These cakes make a nice pot of tea (1 litre, at least). The 1 lb size is...
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John
Dallas, TX
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Tuo Cha Mini Cakes
Oct 13, 2017
Originally thought ordering the pound would be a 1lb round of pu-erh, instead it was a bag of mini-cakes...
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Peter
Annapolis, MD
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The Best
Jun 15, 2017
I love this tea. My perfect pick me up beverage. Love it.
Ursula Studzinska
Buffalo Grove, IL
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Odd Smell
Oct 1, 2013
This is the same person who wrote the last review. I have had the opportunity to let many of my friends try...
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Owner Response: Hello Michael, Thank you very much for the addendum to your initial review. The unique smell associated with Pu-erh comes from the process that is applied to ferment the tea. While we haven't specifically thought that Tuo Cha smelled like "fish food", we absolutely appreciate your opinion and your expression.
Michael
bristol, AL
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Really Superb
Aug 19, 2013
This tea is number one in my top five favorites for black and darker teas. It really is a tea for someone...
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Michael
Bristol, AL
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Pu-erh Tuo Cha
Jan 9, 2018
This tea is really good. I'm very new to pu-erh teas and the convenience of these little cakes makes it...
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Julie
Nixa, MO
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Not Bad
Mar 6, 2017
I am a supporter of the pu-erh classic, and this one is pretty good--it's not too different, but has just a...
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Hunter
cambridge, MD
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Wildwoods Herb Lady
Mar 14, 2014
The subtle shifting of this Pu-erh is very gratifying. Each subsequent steeping seems to grow in buttery...
read more
Kim Engard
Cave Creek, AL
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longtime favorite
Nov 22, 2013
This was my first puerh and still the best out of many I've tried out of some years.
Yaphett Pruitt
Chicago, IL
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My wife's favorite tea.
Sep 24, 2017
This is my wife's favorite tea. These cakes make a nice pot of tea (1 litre, at least). The 1 lb size is...
read more
John
Dallas, TX
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Tuo Cha Mini Cakes
Oct 13, 2017
Originally thought ordering the pound would be a 1lb round of pu-erh, instead it was a bag of mini-cakes...
read more
Peter
Annapolis, MD
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Best. Tea. Ever.
Apr 20, 2015
Seriously. I love, looove this tea. It's like a meal. So complex...Bold yet subtle, sweet but not sweet,...
read more
Kate
Chicago, IL., AL
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