Yunnan Tuo Cha Pu-erh Tea
Yunnan Tuo Cha Pu’erh is a select, black Pu’erh leaf tea. The Pu’erh leaves are handpicked, dried, and tightly rolled. The leaves are then lightly steamed in perforated cans to make them more soft and earthy, which will allow them to hold together and not crumble during compression. The leaves are tightly packed inside a cloth bag and wrung into a ball, with the extra cloth tied or coiled around it. When it is hand-pressed, this coil produces the indentation at the reverse side of a tea cake. The compressed small, nest shape is placed on latticed shelves to dry after which they are individually hand-wrapped. When infused, the nest shape disperses into dark, red-brown loose leaves and the tea liquid is auburn, with a rich aroma and an earthy, bold flavor to stimulate movement and circulation.