2016 Pu'er Shupu, Tuocha 沱茶
Our Wild Forest Shupu was loved by many and it is currently out of stock. While waiting for a restock, find a limited quantity of our 2016 Shupu loose leaves carefully cherished in precious handmade ceramic jars, or try our selected 2018 Jingmai Shupu.
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.
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
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 5 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
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This tea comes from the tea forest we own in Yunnan, in Nannuo and Lunan/Pasha mountain.
We take care of each leg of the production: from the care of the under-forest until package and distribution.
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