Temple Stairs 2014 Ripe Pu'er 100g
“Temple Stairs” - 100 gram cakes pressed in March 2014. This creamy and smooth two leaf blend was created using material that was spring-picked and ripened in 2012 and 2013. Not only were both pickings from plantations that are pesticide-free, but the two growing areas (Bada and Mengsong) are far from any cities or air pollution. This is 100% pure tea and some of the finest ripe tea available. Teas from these areas are famous for their uplifting nature as well as their qi raising goodness.
Morning arrives soon and with it,
the monkey mind.
In this moment, I’ve this tea -
a training ground upon which I find my center.
As this tea warms your lower dan tien (in laymen terms - the “energy bank account”), you will note hints of cocoa in aroma and taste. Flavors of sweet root vegetables with hints of dark brown sugar dance on your tongue alongside the clean and well-rounded essence of minerals.
A rich and creamy treat in a cup, this tea will lift you up gently and then place you lovingly back on the ground, better for the experience. We also note that the leaf was expertly cared for in the process of fermentation, yielding a perfectly ripened leaf with full integrity.
Climb the Temple Stairs and find *your* center.
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.