Young Ripe Pu'er (茗熟普洱茶) is broken up from tea cakes which contain tea leaves that have been picked, rolled, withered in the hot sun and then steamed and pressed. The steaming process generates the moisture that is responsible for the musty and earthy characteristics of Ripe Pu'er Tea.
Like wines, young ripe Pu'er are considered less valuable than older teas (some 5 years or older) as indeed the taste of puer becomes more mellow with age. This tea is classed as a young ripe Pu'er as it is only 1 year old, however it has the wonderful earthy, musty flavour associated with many older ripe Pu'er dark teas.
Origin: Yunnan Province, China
Elevation: Grown 1500 - 4100 ft above sea level
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Brewing Temperature: 100°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 27- 35mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g