Mandala Phatty Cake II: The Sequel 2013
Chocolatey, woodsy, vanilla, leather, mineral notes and spice. Pressed 4/25/2013 using 2007 picked material. The follow up to our very popular Phatty Cake. We used the same material, but added grade 3 leaves to the mix which gives a more interesting gongfu experience.
Save money by ordering a tong. Traditional "case" size for pu'er tea is seven cakes (beeng). The hand-tied bamboo sheath wrapper is a beautiful addition to your tea collection.
A full tong purchase saves you $15. You'll be drinking cup after cup of delicious, classy ripe pu'er for under $4 per ounce and gifting cakes to your friends who still think pu'er is that weird, fishy stuff from the Asian market. Score!
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.