PU-ERH SPECIAL - 3 Years Old
(China Special Black Tea)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada. HACCP Certified.
Ingredients From: China
Region(s): Yunnan Province
Shipping Port(s): Shenzhen
Grade(s): Pu-erh 3 year vintage
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Special pu-erh process, Hand crafted.
Cup Characteristics: Toasted bread highlights with elemental and earthly notes.
Infusion: Burgundy with blood orange highlights
Luxury Ingredients: Black Tea (Pu-erh style)
Antioxidant Level: Medium
Caffeine Content: High
Shelf Life: Almost 2 years.
Contrary to what the mavens of Hollywood would have you believe, many things in life improve with age. Think about it. Old jeans
are more comfortable than new ones. Friendships grow stronger over time. From cheese to wine or classic movies, older things can
often feel more satisfying, both physically and spiritually, than their younger counterparts. So it is with Pu-erh tea.
Pu-erh, manufactured from máochá, a type of mostly unoxidized green tea grown in China’s Yunnan province, offers numerous
health benefits and a round earthy flavor that gets better with age. The nourishment of age factors into Pu-erh right from the get-go.
To make it, unlike traditional teas in which 2 young leaves and a bud are plucked from the bush, 3-4 leaves and a bud are plucked,
yielding older, broader leaves more suitable to the fermentation process. Once fermented, the best Peers are aged like fine wine in the
cellar of a French chateau, or cheese on the rack of a Swiss barn. The result is an earthy, musty character that sets the tea apart from
all its younger competitors.
Capping off the benefits of the aging that goes into Pu-erh, is research that appears to indicate the tea’s ability to reverse some of the
effects of aging itself. According to practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, aged Pu-erh has the ability to induce weigh-loss,
fight cancer, protect the kidneys and ward off many other of the causes of early mortality. So, what are you waiting for? Brew a pot of
Pu-erh today, and start living life to the fullest!
This Pu-Erh is a Ripe Pu-erh (Puerh Shu, Fermented Tea.)
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of
loose tea, for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water
into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add
milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Not recommended but if you do: Place 6 slightly heaping
teaspoons of loose tea, into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly
drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water.
Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water.
Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since
it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice.
This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per
serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the
tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add
lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be
poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury
quality and nothing to worry about!)
We recommend the use of our ‘1 Cup of Perfect Tea’
measuring spoon for best
More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis), or rooibos (Asphalatus Linearis), the longer it is brewed….and
the more tea or rooibos that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.
FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY:
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea.
Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce
the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100ºC/212ºF.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF