Pu-Erh Cake Green Tea Guangnan 14oz
Item# PuErhGreenCake
$39.99

Description

Pu-Erh Cake Green Tea Guangnan 14oz

Green Pu-Erh - Guangnan


Loose - Formed - Green Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Light hints of cask must are evident. Green tea pu-erh is relatively new but very popular! In China pu-erh is consumed during meals as it breaks down fats in food.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea (Pu-Erh style)

INGREDIENTS FROM: China

REGION(S): Yunnan Province

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Compressed OP (Orange Pekoe)

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Special pu-erh process, Hand crafted

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Tending yellow / green

INFORMATION:
Throughout Yunnan Province, there are many legends told about how Pu-erh tea came into existence. Perhaps the most beautiful of these is the tale of a grandfather who lived during the Han Dynasty more than 1700 years ago. The grandfather, a tea maker, was very old and knowing he was going to die wanted to leave something for his newly born grandson to remember him by. Rather than write a letter, or have a statue erected, the grandfather decided to do what he did best, create a new tea. He decided that it would have to improve with age so that when his grandson became an adult, he could appreciate the spirit of his grandfather and savor the product of his craft. The grandfather decided to start with a freshly plucked long leaf style known as moch, from the mountains of Southern Yunnan. This he fermented gently and pressed into a bowl, allowing it to dry into a hardened form. The hard packed tea would then be buried in the ground and aged like a fine wine. When he was finished, the grandfather buried the tea cake along with the recipe he had developed to make it. Many long years later, his grandson who was now a man, un-earthed the aged tea. Breaking off a piece of the hard, bowl shaped crust and brewing it, he found the cup to be delightfully earthy, sweet and invigorating. Using the accompanying recipe, he began producing the tea according to his grandfather's instructions. The rest, as they say in Yunnan, is history.

To this day, Pu-erh production has remained virtually unchanged from days of yore. Raw moch, specifically a long leaf Yunnan tea variety, is fermented lightly, pressed and steamed. (The key difference in modern production is that hydraulic tea presses are used instead of the old hand presses.) Like the ancient teas, many of today's pu-erhs can be stored and aged for years, but there are also many excellent young-drinkers being produced for enjoyment now. Guangnan Green Pu-erh is one such tea. Characterized by a bright, reddish-yellowish infusion, the cup offers a mellow sweetness offset by subtle earthy tones. Assertive and thirst-quenching, this is a tea you might easily find yourself drinking all day - enjoy.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 3-5 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 3-5 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK NO, SUGAR NO, LEMON NO, MINT NO

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100C/212F

HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Break tea apart and 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).

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Break tea apart and 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 1 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. 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):
Break tea apart and 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 serving. 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!)

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.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.