This cake proved impossible to break by hand, but when carved up with an Opinel it made good, dark, earthy tea. I didn’t reuse the leaves, being mostly en voyage at the time, but imagine they would have allowed many infusions. Large, slug-like leaves to scare sweet friends!
2009 Pu Erh Tuo Cha
Menhai, Yunnan, 2009
These individually wrapped, 100g of Pu Erh tea is compressed into a shape almost like a birds nest.
The rich earthly flavour of this tea is a superb example of Pu Erh tea, the dark leaves provide a lot of flavour and a dark infusion. The leaves have a deep earthy aroma, the tea is smooth, yet with a good strong flavour.
The leaves can be used for several infusions ensuring this is a very economical Pu Erh tea – great for every day drinking.