Customer Reviews (2)

Review by PG
Overall Character
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. (Posted on 12/23/2017)
Review by F. Hecht
Overall Character
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. Original Review Submitted: 7/24/09 (Posted on 10/25/2017)

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Pu-erh Tuo Cha

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 tuo cha piece will make approximately 16 ounces of hot tea. When brewed, Pu-erh 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 piece is covered in a paper wrapper to preserve its unique shape. This wrapper should be removed before brewing.

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 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 will not turn bitter if over-steeped.

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Pu-erh Tuo Cha - Sample
Pu-erh Tuo Cha - 6 oz. Tin