Pu-erh Tuocha Tea
An unusual aged tea from China, Pu-erh is made from Yunnan tea that has been stored to age after oxidation. When brewed, Pu-erh yields a dark, full-bodied brew that has a unique damp and earthy taste. Popular in Chinese tea houses with dim-sum meals, pu-erh has long been valued for its medicinal benefits, believed to aid in digestion and reduce cholesterol. Pu-erh retains its flavor through several infusions. This variety has been compressed into small nest shapes, often referred to as tuocha.