Pu'er Shu Tea Cake


Pu'er tea, otherwise known as dark tea, is an ancient form of tea usually pressed into cakes. Traditionally, this was done as a preservation method for teas traveling long and far. The flavors of Pu'er are known to improve with age by way of fermentation. There are two main categories of Pu'er tea, ripe (shu) and raw (sheng). Our Pu'er Shu is made from leaves grown at 1200 meters, where the fermentation process has been accelerated by way of "wet-piling" the leaves. This Pu'er Shu was produced in 2006.

Ingredients: Pu-erh tea

Tasting notes: Bold, musty, dewy, earthy

Brewing Tips: Dislodge, chip, or break 1 teaspoon of the Pu'er cake with a tea pick or your hand. Use 1 tsp. of tea per every 6 oz. of boiling water. Steep for 2-5 minutes (200 degrees). Re-steep as many as 2-4 times or until the flavor becomes too weak.

400 g (Approximately 100 cups of tea)

This Pu'er tea is naturally caffeinated

Origin: Yunnan Province, China

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Matt Ebrani
Bold, interesting, earthy

I drink this and immediately feel energized. It also really helps me with digestion. I love it.

Barbara Weber

I am not really sure how to brew this tea, there are no instructions, so I broke a piece off the cake and put it in the tea strainer and steeped it for 3 minutes.. I hope that was right.. resulting tea was mild and smooth, refreshing.