2011 Burma Border Shou

Puer Tea
Origin: Cangyuan, Yunnan, China

Earthy, dark cherry, smooth taste. Hints of wild rice aroma with mild smokiness.

100 grams (3.5 oz).


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About 2011 Burma Border Shou:

Our 2011 Burma Border Shou is a shou (dark) style mini puer tea brick from summer harvest 2011. Puer refers to a family of teas exclusive to South China and native to the Yunnan region. It is one of the traditional forms of making tea using the broad leaf “Da Ye” tea plant varietal. Puers can be made either green or dark, from a small tea bush or old growth tea trees. They can also be made into a variety of shapes – loose leaf, round cakes, or rectangular bricks. The tea leaves for this tea brick are grown on a remote, mountain-top tea garden in Cangyuan, near the China-Burma border. The tea leaves are roasted, then fermented and compressed into a classic puer brick form.

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Ingredients: Compressed Puer Tea Leaves.

Size: 3.75″ x 2.5″ x 1″
Net Wt. 3.5 Oz., 100 grams
Servings per brick: 40 cups

Flavor Profile:

Earthy, dark cherry, smooth taste. Hints of wild rice aroma with mild smokiness.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Brewing the tea brick is fairly simple. Break off a small piece (about equal to the size of a teaspoon), and brew as you would with loose leaf tea.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
200°F (93°C)1-34-51-2

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