Pu Erh is een gefermenteerde thee uit China. Unlike oxidised teas (such as black tea), the leaves for Pu Erh tea are carefully rotted, giving it a distinctive flavour.
This Pu Erh Nan Nuo Mountain Ripened (Shou) is pressed into a kind of cake (‘cake’) and then wrapped in thin breathable paper. This is a traditional way of preserving tea. Microbes gave the tea a flavour of mild earth tones, like forest floor, during the fermentation process.Microbes gave the tea a flavour of mild earth tones, like forest floor, during the fermentation process. Unlike raw Pu Erh, Ripened Pu Erhs do not ripen rapidly the longer they are stored.
- Flavour: soft earthy notes, forest floor
- Origin: Yunnan, China
- Weight: 357 gram
Why does my Pu Erh weigh 357 grams?
Pu Erh has been packaged and sold in stacks of seven cakes since the beginning of the Qing Dynasty (清朝 1644-1912). Each cake weighed 7 liang (357 grams). Packed and transported per 7 in a bamboo tongue, the tea weighed a total of 49 Liang. Probably these numbers were easy to use with the tax system of the time and are still maintained today.