This special, supreme quality aged Puerh brews to a deep golden red and has a rich, full, woodsy flavor which is hearty without ever being over-powering, it produces a pleasant, mellow after-taste. The flavor of this dark amber tea begins with the bright earthiness unique to aged Puerhs and then smooths out into a long, mellow finish. Pu-erh is considered best by most connoisseurs when it has been properly aged. The aging process often takes 50 years or more. However, the tea can be prepared and enjoyed at any time during that process. This exceptional Pu-erh is a fine example of the remarkably smooth, balanced flavor that un-equaled by any lesser Puehs.
Preparation:Topaz Puerh is a versatile tea which may be prepared with many different pieces of equipment, including a regular full-sized teapot, individual steeping cups or gongfu style in a small Yixing pot. The last of these the Yixing teapot best demonstrates the unique properties of this tea, and thus is the preparation we recommend. Fill a small pre-warmed Yixing teapot about a quarter to a third full with tea leaves, cover with near boiling water and infuse for between 1 to 3 minutes depending on desired intensity. (The brewed tea will be anywhere from dark red to completely black in color.) Pour out into a pitcher or directly into warmed tasting cups and enjoy. Topaz Puerh may be infused two or three more times by maintaining the water temperature and increasing the steeping time.