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Pu-erh Tuo Cha

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Maintaining the Pu-erh tradition of being sold in various shapes and sizes, this selection has been compressed into small nest shapes, often referred to as tuo cha. We have found that each Yunnan black tuo cha tea piece will make approximately 16 ounces of hot tea.

When brewed, Pu-erh tuo cha tea yields a dark, full-bodied brew that has a unique damp and earthy aroma taste. It retains its flavor through several infusions very well.

Please note that each Pu-erh Tuo Cha tea piece is covered in a paper wrapper to preserve its unique shape. This wrapper should be removed before brewing.

brewing-information  Brewing Information

Brewing Tips Our Pu-erh Tuo Cha tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a temperature just short of boiling (190-200 degrees F). Pour the boiling water over each compressed piece to make about 16 ounces of hot tea. Make sure to remove the protective paper wrapping that oftentimes covers each individual tuo cha before brewing! Pu-erh Tuo Cha tea begins to infuse at about 1 ½ minutes and increases to an ideal brewing time of 4 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. However, varying from black teas, Pu-erh Tuo Cha will not turn bitter if over-steeped.

    Pu-erh Tuo Cha
    Pu-erh Tuo Cha
    Pu-erh Tuo Cha

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews

    This delightful tea is new to me and I found I prefer it to the more conventional Yunnan teas I have sampled over the years. It has a very nice, slightly smoky flavor. The tannins in this tea are well-balanced and don't overwhelm the flavor. One of my new best friends.

    F. Hecht

    A very good tea for anyone with a taste for pu-ehr. A uniquely strong type of tea. Tuocha comes in a tiny compressed concave disk. Not for the faint of heart, but a treat for pu-ehr fanciers.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for my order to ship?

    We strive to ship orders within 2-3 days of receipt. However, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, combined with inventory limitations, some orders may take longer to ship. If there is a significant delay in shipping your order, we will contact you directly with details.

    Are your teas cultivated naturally? Are they Organic?

    All our teas are sourced from tea estates, suppliers and importers that we have personally worked with for decades and many for generations! We only purchase teas that have been cultivated naturally, devoid of pesticides and growth agents.

    Teas that have the term “Organic” in the products name have gone through additional certification by the country or origin and USFDA. Even though all our products are natural, we are unable to list them as Organic unless they have gone through these steps. Sometimes, this certification can be costly and time consuming for growers. Each country has different regulations, so many sell the teas to us without this extra labeling.

    How long does tea stay fresh?

    If sealed properly and stored away from extreme hot/cold temps and moisture, tea will stay as flavorful as the day you bought it, even after 18 months.

    How long should I brew my tea?

    Tea brewing times and water temperature can vary between tea varieties. Please consult this link to find the best method for your tea!