Ancient Shu Pu-erh Tuo Cha - Organic - Fair Trade

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Ancient Shu Pu-erh Tuo Cha
Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Ripened (Shou) Pu-erh
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Yunnan, China
Loose/teabag:Compressed

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 5, 2018

Commercial Description

Classic style compressed Pu-erh designed for an 8oz infuser mug or teapot. Hand-harvested from the antique tea trees of Mannong Manmai, our Pu-erh Tuo Cha is rich, full-bodied and smooth with a sweetly flavored infusion rarely found in this type of tea.

Brewing Instructions: (from Rishi Tea)

Water: 212°F / Boiling / Leaves: 1 piece per 8 ounces / Infusion Time: 3–4 minutes

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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I'm not crazy about Shu Pu-erh; this one was better than average though. The single-serving size of these tuo cha's is very convenient.

Brews a blackish brown, like black coffee. Aroma is earthy, but with more nuance that I'm used to in shu Pu-erh. There's a creamy quality and a hint of a savory, chicken-soup like quality as well, and some faint herbaceous tones, and some rather strong woody tones.

Flavor is smooth with just a hint of bitterness and sourness. The cup is not particularly full-bodied, and there's a faint but long-lingering astringency. Aftertaste is of dust.

Interestingly, I found this tea offered a powerful pick-me-up, something I'm not used to in Shu Pu-erh. It didn't feel particularly strongly caffeinated, however, so I'm wondering what's at work here.

Worth trying, but I did not like this enough to consider drinking it as an everyday tea. Reasonably priced, however.
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