Pu-Erh Nan Nuo Mountain Ripened (Shou) 357g


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Pu-Erh is a fermented tea from China. Unlike oxidised teas (such as black tea), the leaves for Pu-Erh tea are carefully fermented, 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. 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.