Description: Raw or sheng pu’erh is harvested from tea trees in the fertile hills of Yunnan, China. The infusion produces a golden honey liquor, yielding a flavor with effervescent astringency and a gentle yet long-lasting and cleansing finish.
The producing procedure of bamboo-tube tea is quite special, which can be divided into three steps:
1) Put the tea into bamboo tube. Put the dried spring tea (the tea growing in the spring time) or preliminary-processed tea into the bamboo tube. The bamboo used should be just chopped down and has a growing period of about one year.
2) Bake the tea. Put the bamboo tube on the fire for 6 to 7 minutes until the tea leaves is softened. Press the tea leaves with a wooden stick, and then fill up the tube again with more tea leaves. Repeat this procedure until tea leaves in the tube are compacted.
3) Take out the tea. When tea leaves are completely baked, cut open the tube with a knife and take out the column-shaped bamboo-tube tea.
Brewing Guide: Add 1 tbsp (8g) tea per 8 ounces water into a small gaiwan or teapot.
Use 200°F water
Briefly rinse leaves. Decant and discard this infusion.
Add water and infuse for 30 seconds
Repeat for another 10 infusions. Increase the steeping time by 5-10 seconds with each additional infusion.