Pu-Erh Tou ChaLoose Leaf Tea | Black
Life giving leaves and powerful paws define synergy. Peace and friendship, care and compassion, innocence and play ignite in single-minded focus and ultimate harmony.
AROMA: Broad & earthy
PALATE: Plum-like, musty, earthy
Pu-Erh Tou Cha is low in tannins and has a thick, smooth, earthy flavor.
Aged black tea
A "second crop" (er shui) tea picked during the months of June and July, this Pu-Erh Tou Cha is characterized by fat, succulent leaves which have been pressed into small, convex bowl shapes called Tou cha, and is prized for its distinct, earthy flavour. Famous as a medicinal tea, Pu-Erh Tou Cha, a large-leafed tea from the Yunnan province, acquired its name from the market town of Pu-Erh Tou Cha where the tea was originally processed and sold. The leaves are grown high in the mountains and then carried in shoulder baskets down through the forests and into the town. They are most commonly formed into bricks or cakes and traditionally used as a form of currency.
On a whim I thought I would try this and bought the small size. This tea is described as earthy and musty, it is both those things. It says it is an aged tea and does come in little pellets. The tea is as described , it is just not for my taste (which is the reason I give it 3 stars, just do to my taste). If you are lover of adjectives used in the description I am certain you would enjoy this tea.