2011 Raw Puerh Tea Paste "Cha Gao" 25g
Almost on the verge of disappearing, Pu-erh tea paste used to be the special tribute to the Qing Dynasty imperial court. According to the Supplement to the Compendium of Materia Medica, Pu-erh tea paste is often pitch black; It is best known as antidote to drunkenness and the green paste is especially good for improving digestion and reducing phlegm.①
The raw puerh paste is made of 2011 spring ecological tea from Simao area. Separate the fibers from the tea infusion by special processes, and then reprocessing the liquor until it is condensed into paste. Extracting 1kg tea paste need 10kg of maocha. The reasons the tea paste is more expensive are because of more materials cost and more complex manufacturing process. Puerh tea paste looks like charcoal. Its fragrance is similar to that of combined fragrance of brown sugar, candied dates and puerh tea. The tea liquid is melon yellow. Slightly bitter at first sip, it is light and sweet thereafter, giving it a unique taste.
The puerh paste instantly dissolves in water and leaves no sediment in the cup. The strength of the tea is easy to control. Steeping 1g tea paste in hot water, wait a while and 150ml special puerh tea is ready.
Store in a cool dry place, keep away from direct sunlight.
① Wang Jidong, Pu-erh Tea
Manufacturer : Puer Dajianshan Tea Factory, Simao
Production date : 2011
Weight : 25g (each weighting about 1g)