Flavor Profie: This "shu" puerh ("ripe," or "black" puerh) yields a rich yet smooth palate with subtle sweet date flavor and deep finish.
Cultivation & Processing: Unlike most of the other Yunnan Shu Pu-erh tea which use blended material from many different tea gardens, this pressed Gold Leaf puerh is entirely from one small garden and like all our teas, is 100% organically grown. We call it Gold Leaf due to the many gold leaves in the cakes, which come from plucking when each tender tea shoot still has a bud leaf on it.
The key trait that makes a Puerh Tea unique is that it is fermented. There is a lot of questions and differing information about this around the tea community. Specifically the difference between fermentation and oxidation. And sometimes meaning is lost in translation from the Chinese to the English. In general, oxidation is what darkens the leaves to make black tea and partial oxidation (darkened edges) makes oolong tea. Fermentation is different and is a slower, longer process. The other key trait that makes a tea "Puerh" tea is that it comes from Yunnan province, China. Puerh is the name of the main trading city in the province. This is the same as true Champagne coming from Champagne, France. PAIRS WELL with FORMULA No.8: Herbal Coffee, FORMULA No.23: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY CHAI
Steeping Guidelines: 2 tsp | 8oz | 208 F | 1-2 min | Steep at least three times.
Origin: Yunnan Province, China
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis (CAFFEINATED)
Herbal Actions: Antiviral, Adaptogen companion (enhances adaptogenic effects), Antioxidant and more...
Camellia Teas, particularly green, less oxidized teas, are some of the most powerful 'adaptogen companion" herbs. These are plant medicines that when taken together with adaptogenic herbs, enhance the stress-hormone-balancing, detoxifying, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting health benefits.