Snow Chrysanthemum Shou Pu-erh Mini Tea Brick2012
- Shou Pu-erh
- Yunnan Province, China
- Kunlun Snow Chrysanthemum
- Gansu Province, China
Western-style steeping in a medium to large sized teapot:
Use 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea per 6oz of water
Use water that is 200° - 210°F
Steep for 3 - 4 minutes
Re-steep this leaf 1-2 additional times
Asian-style steeping in a small teapot under 10oz or in a gaiwan:
Use 4 teaspoons (6 grams) of tea per 6oz of water
Use water that is 200°- 210°F
Steep for 25 seconds
Increase the steeping time an additional 5 -10 seconds with each re-steep
Expect to re-steep this leaf 4-6 times (or more!)
These very aromatic little bricks of tea is as colorful as they are tasty. They are made from a blend of 5 year old shou-Puerh leaf and spicy tasting Snow Chrysanthemum flowers.
These flowers are a desireable, high-altitude flower from Kunlun Mountain in Gansu Province, China. The flowers are picked in late summer and sun-dried and hand-sorted into various grades. The taste is sweet and spicy, and the flowers are often drunk alone as an herbal tea or added to strong tea such as shou Pu-erh for a new taste treat. As with many flowers and herbs, Chinese medicine recommends Snow Chrysanthemum for health and fitness.
A whole bamboo wrapped pack contains 5 small bricks of tea, each weighting 110 grams.