2016 Royal Shu Puer | Puer Tea
Description: This exceptional 2016 shu puer has a luxuriant, fresh aroma. The tea steeps up extremely smooth and rich with a complex flavor profile that includes a soft, sweet note and a hint of that puer earthiness in the background.
The flavor of all Puer teas evolves over time. This is because during storage there are naturally occurring active micro-organisms in the leaf, that change the aroma and the flavor of the tea over time. All dark teas (including puer) can be wonderful when they are "young" ie, less than 2 years old. Each year after that the flavor will get a little richer, deeper, more complex. Many people store dark teas, particularly puers, for years before drinking, because they really enjoy that more fully evolved, more complex, stronger flavor. So feel free to experiment with steeping times and storage times, to find the best method to get the flavor you want from your dark tea.
Suggested Steeping Instructions:
3 grams | 8 oz water | 212°F | Steep 3 min.
Traditional Steeping Instructions:
6 grams | 6 oz water | 195°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 3 min.