High quality loose Pu-Erh, ripened
Yunnan province has been the site of tea production for over 1700 years. The tea plant is thought to originate there. Yunnan shrubs produce full buds and shoots, as well as thick, soft leaves. This is from the vicinity of the city of Pu'Er, hence its name.
Pu-Erh tea's production process is quite unique. The tea leaves are dried and rolled, after which they undergo a secondary microbial fermentation and oxidation. This treatment makes Pu-Erh different from black teas: we classify it as 'dark (fermented)'. Usually, the tea is pressed into discs ('cakes'). The gradual process of fermentation and riping continues when you store the tea appropriately.
This King Pu Erh has not been pressed but is sold as a loose leaf tea. This accelerated the riping process, making for a much milder tea than the usual Pu Erh disc of comparable age. It is a high quality, loose leaf Pu Erh. This earns it the 'King' title. It is classified as a 'ripe pu-erh- or ‘Shóu Cha’ (熟 茶), which means that is has undergone accelerated fermentation to speed up the aging process and enhance its flavor.
- Flavor: Complex, woody flavor. Oaky, walnutty, hints of eucalyptus. Slightly astringent.
- Origin: Yunnan, Lincang, Cangyuan, China
- Flush April - September
- Fermentation time: 50 - 60 days
- Height: 1300 - 1800 meters above sea level
- Cerificering: organic
- Weight: 100 grams
brewing time: 2-4 mins. - water temperature: 95ºC - 2,5 grams per 250 ml
Can be brewed several times.