Ancient Pu-erh Tuo ChaOrganic Pu-erh Tea

$2.00–$70.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

This traditional style of shu pu-erh 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-erh 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.


Tasting Notes

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

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tea cake per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
212°F
Steep Time
5 minutes

Traditional Brewing

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 Vimeo.

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.

Ingredients

Organic pu-erh tea.

Origin

Yunnan

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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 4th cup, it was...
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 hint of a change,... read more
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, but my aunt had just... read more
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 in the sky ...good... read more
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, savory but not... read more
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 flavors without... 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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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, savory but not... read more
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 flavors without... 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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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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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 in the sky ...good... read more
Jas
Oak creek, AL
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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 4th cup, it was...
tuyia
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, but my aunt had just... read more
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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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 who appreciates... read more
Michael
Bristol, AL
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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 hint of a change,... read more
Hunter
cambridge, MD
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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 it and what they... read more
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 who appreciates... read more
Michael
Bristol, 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 flavors without... 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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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, savory but not... read more
Kate
Chicago, IL., 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 in the sky ...good... read more
Jas
Oak creek, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
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 4th cup, it was...
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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