Our Pu'er Shupu in the traditional shape that softly warps in your hands: it is called Tuocha, and it represents Yunnan and the diffusion of Pu'er Shupu all over China and the world.
One of its old names was 姑娘茶, Guniangcha, which means "Young girl's tea", someone says coming from its feminine shape, some others because of the softness of its body, and for the benefit that gives to women in general.
Its production has been first standardized in 1902 for Pu'er Sheng Pu, and in 1917 the shape became fixed in 8x4.5cm ca.
This Tuocha weights 100gr. and has been produced in 2016 by our trustful Menghai artisan, starting from our raw material. The Menghai area is the cradle of Shupu, due to the typical taste that tea acquires here thought fermentation, and to the skills of the local artisans, that are part of a historical production district based on tradition and professionalism.
Pu'er Shupu 2016, 8x4.5 cm, 100gr.
Plantation altitude: 1800 meters Origin: Southwest Yunnan, Nannuo Mountain Flush: Spring 2016 Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
EASTERN BREWING Quantity:1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds. Brewing time: Begin with a 20-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. Water temperature: 100° C Number of brews: 10
WESTERN BREWING Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water Brewing time: 5 minutes Water temperature: 100° C
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