Organic Ripe Puerh Mini Squares
Origin: Simao, Yunnan
Picking: Broken leaf Gong Ting and Te Ji grade ripe Puerh tea
Altitude: 1300-1350 m
Weight: 7 grams
Puerh tea is made from the large-leaf varietal Camellia Sinensis Assamica, and in order for it to truly classify as Puerh tea, it has to come from the Yunnan region of China. Puerh tea is typically pressed into round cakes, bricks or squares, and tuos but can also be found in loose-leaf form. Ripe Puerh (also known as Shou Puerh or Shu Pu) is fermented for a 40-50 day period and undergoes a mellowing process that changes the tea into something dark red-brown in color.
What makes Puerh special is that it is post-fermented tea, making it possess probiotics, and great as a liver cleanser and digestif.
The tea leaves for this tea were harvested from organically cultivated, Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica tea bushes growing at an altitude 1300-1350 meters on the summit of Ma Wei Mountain, west of Pu'er City in Yunnan. The tea is picked and processed into sun-dried Mao Cha, and then wet piled for 45 days.
These Certified Organic Ripe Puerh Mini Squares are a great option for those just dipping their toes into the world of Puerh, as they're perfectly portioned for a single infusion (and 3-6 reinfusions depending on the leaf : water ratio and infusion times, but you can always break this square into smaller pieces too.