Ripe Pu'er Tuocha
Ripe Pu'er Tuocha
Ripe Pu'er Tuocha
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Ripe Pu'er Tuocha

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Pu'er (普洱) is a type of Heicha (黑茶 - dark tea) that is fermented and pressed into shapes. This was traditionally done to make the tea easier to transport on the different trade routes from Southern China. The shape of this tea is called Tuocha (沱茶 - Tuo Tea) and the name comes from the trade routes on the Tuo River.

This type of Pu'er is called Shu (熟 - ripe) and is made from "sun dried green raw tea" or "Zhong Shai Qing Mao Cha" that has been specially processed to imitate aged "sheng" puer, this gives a more robust flavour than Shu Pu'er and also a higher caffeine content.

This Tuocha is dark and smooth with a mellow profile, and can be infused several times.

Origin: Menghai, Yunnan Province, China

Elevation: Grown: 5249 ft above sea level

Harvest: 2009

Tea Variety: Camellia Taliensis

Tea type: 云南勐海大叶种晒青毛茶 (Yunnan Menghai Da Ye Zhong Shai Qing Mao Cha)

Brewing Temperature: 100°C

Caffeine Content: Approx. 60-70mg per cup

Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water

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