Silk Road Pu'er Cake, 9 g - NEW!
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The Silk Road was a trade route connecting China with Central Asia and Europe, and tea was one of the products traded. To protect the tea from moisture along the road, the Chinese compressed the tea into a brick. Silk Road Pu'er is a cooked pu'er with substantial body and velvety notes of morel mushroom and sweet tobacco.
Steeping Instructions: Rinse cake with boiling water and immediately pour off the water. Steep one 9-oz cake in 20 oz of tea for 5 minutes in 212 F degree water. The same tea leaves can be steeped multiple times.
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Use the following instructions to steep this tea:
- Pu'er Rinse: Pour boiling water over one cake of tea and immediately pour off the water. This opens up the tea leaves for the first steeping!
- First Steeping: using 20-oz of boiling water, steep same tea leaves for 5 min., and then separate the leaves from the tea liquor.
- Second Steeping: using 20-oz of boiling water, steep same tea leaves for 6 min., and then separate the leaves from the tea liquor.
- Third Steeping: using 20-oz of boiling water, steep same tea leaves for 7 min., and then separate the leaves from the tea liquor.
- This rapidly ripened pu'er tea (also known as "ripe" or "cooked") is from Yunnan Province's Menghai County.
- The steeped tea is velvety smooth yet full-bodied with notes of morel mushroom and sweet tobacco.
- Because of the interaction between beneficial fungi and the tea, pu'er contains statins - an ingredient in blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering medications.
- Any Asian rice dish.
- Any dish with mushrooms.
- Chocolate croissants
- Mexican mole
- Spicy Indian or Mexican cuisine
- Dark chocolate truffles or any chocolate or vanilla-based dessert
- Any tea time sweet sandwich or dessert
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Mexican flan
- Vanilla bean or coconut ice cream
- Rice Pudding
China, Yunnan Province Pu'er (Dark) tea