MINI TUO CHA BLACK PU-ERH TEA — RIPE PU-ERH TEA CAKE
It’s the question on everyone’s lips—what is tou cha pu-erh tea? In the most simple terms, tou cha is a traditional type of shou (ripe) pu-erh (fermented compressed tea cake) from China that farmers shape into a dome and preserve for at least three years. Specifically, our mini tuo cha black pu-erh tea is aged for five years and is The Tea Centre’s most traditional shou pu-erh variety. The perfect size for a teapot, this pu-erh is ideal on its own. That way, the infusion can exhibit its true Yunnan qualities.
Ripe pu-erh is famous for its unique production method, which sees loose leaves undergo ‘wet piling’ for sixty to seventy days before the tea’s compression stage. Like all classic-style pu-erh, our mini varieties come from the Yunnan province in China. Find out more here. Specifically, our black pu-erh has woody base notes, a strong smoky character, and slightly floral top notes. In addition, a peaty fragrance contributes to the tea’s overall complex flavour profile. This is a brew that’s great for digestive support and lowering cholesterol.
Ready to know how to make tou cha? Then click here to learn how to infuse this wonderfully aromatic and mellow tea. The best bit? Leaves can be rebrewed several times! For sweeter varieties, be sure to explore our mini lemon and mini strawberry varieties.
CHINESE BLACK TEA | BLENDED IN GERMANY | GLUTEN FREE | AGED 5 YEARS | VEGAN