These randomly-sized ‘chunks’ are village-made, irregularly-shaped nuggets of shou Pu-erh tea from several high mountain village production pavilions in Yunnan Province. These nuggets form as a result of the fermenting process used to make shou Pu-erh. As the leaf in the fermenting piles is turned regularly to insure a consistent taste result, bits of leaf clump together and form these ‘nuggets.’ The nuggets are pulled out, shaped and processed as their own entity.
These larger-than-usual nuggets are from a batch of large-sized, spring leaf from tea trees classified as being over 100 years old . The tea liquor is wonderfully rich and smooth and possesses the familiar earthiness of a good shou Pu-erh. Ancient tree Pu-erh leaf has a characteristically deep and focused flavor, due to the maturity of the leaves on these aged old trees.
This Pu-erh is ready to drink and enjoy, or it can be kept for several years in a good environment. Keep a few in your pocket and hand them out to new friends you meet everyday. They are perfect for travel or camping.
Shou Pu-erh is also known as ‘cooked’ or ‘ripe’ Pu-erh, a reference to the wo dui fermentation process that the leaf undergoes in the tea factory
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