Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh tea is processed differently to other black teas in that once the leaves have been rolled and dried, they are then steamed and compressed into cakes.

The cakes are then left to mature over years. The older the cake, the more the flavour of the tea develops.

As you would expect, the flavour has a mature, musty tone.


The method by which the tea is picked and processed can also determine the depth of flavour. 

Machines are used in the modern CTC (cut, tear, curl) method.

However, the traditional / orthodox method, treats the leaves with more care and respect.

At New Leaf Tea Tasters, the majority of our teas follow the orthodox method. 

Young Pu-erh. China. 

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As the name suggests, this is a young pu-erh tea from China.

The cake has been broken up at one year giving it a...

a mild musty flavour.

Can be drunk with milk and sugar to taste.


Preparation

Mug.  

11/2 tea spoons per 1/2 pint water (250ml) 

Small teapot. (approx 1 pint, 500 ml)

3 tea spoons per pot. 

Freshly boiled water at 100 degrees

Serve after 3 minutes

Caddies
50g    £3.75
100g  £7.00

Refill Pouches                 
50g    £3.25
100g  £6.25

Tea Chest Refills 
50g    £3.25

 Humidity, air and light will spoil tea. So make sure it is stored in an airtight container, then it can't be contaminated by other odours. The best way to store tea is in a caddy. That’s why New Leaf tea tasters tea is packaged in caddies, which can be refilled. The tea chest pouches are made of cellophane, so they can be resealed and stored inside your tea chest, away from light and odours. 

ALL TEAS ARE ETHICALLY SOURCED FROM MEMBER ORGANISATIONS OF THE ETHICAL TEAS PARTNERSHIP The Ethical Teas Partnership is similar to Fair Trade but with a focus on tea.