2012 Royal Ripe 100

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Fit for a king or queen, this little gem will grace your palace with richness and joy! Grown organically in pure soil and fresh air and picked/processed in April of 2012, this high grade gong ting (royal grade) tea is a real palate pleaser. Gong ting is the smallest grade of leaf used in ripe pu’er processing and in the past was the grade reserved only for royalty. Abracadabra, you are now royalty!

Rich and earthy, with date and fruit notes, it is at once balanced and energizing, sweet and dark. This tea holds up well to 6 or 7 solid steeps gong fu style and simply must also be tried Western style as well with one long and strong steep. Welcome to the dark side!

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Basic Brewing Instructions:

  • Raw pu'er tea may be given a 5-10 second rinse (Ripe Pu'er may be given two 5-10 second rinses) with the same temperature water as used for brewing.  
  • 195˚-212˚ F water temperature.
  • Use 1-3 teaspoons per 8 Oz. of filtered water.
  • Recommended first steeping of 30 seconds - 1 minute.  Add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion.

Tea brewing is meant to be a joyful exploration. There are no hard and fast rules. Experiment with the quantity of tea that you use, and steeping times. Enjoy discovering what your preferences are. They may change day to day.