Pu’erh tea is named for the town in China’s southern Yunnan province - where trading in that tea has taken place for literally hundreds of years. Known as “black tea” in China, pu’erh was available exclusively within that country’s borders for centuries, and only recently has gained popularity worldwide. After processing, this pu’erh tea was compressed into “bird’s nests” - the perfect size for a two-cup pot (or one incredibly hearty one-cup brew). The resulting beverage is low in astringency and bitterness, while smooth and lightly sweet. Pu’erh has gained much notoriety due to its purported health benefits, including lowering cholesterol, aiding in weight loss and digestion, and as a natural detoxifier. Whatever the benefits may be, we just simply love the earthy, robust flavor -whether hot or iced.
Steeping Instructions: Pour 12 oz. heated water (208-212˚F) over 1 tuo cha (bird’s nest) and steep 3-5 minutes. Remove leaves and enjoy. Re-steep as desired.