Simao Ripe Puer Cake

Full-bodied, earthy and sweet with notes of wheat and hazelnut.




200 grams

Tea Style


About This Product

Making tea cakes is a traditional art form in Yunnan, China. The leaves of this tea were grown at a high elevation garden on Wuliang Mountain and processed at a Puer factory in Simao, a district in Puer City.

Although it began as a way to preserve tea traveling in caravans over long distances, the art of making Puer tea cakes has continued into modern day. The processing method for shou puer is sometimes referred to as the Wo-dui (or cooked leaf) style in which the tea ferments using a “wet pile” method to mimic the aging process. The tea is molded into the tea cake shape using stone weights (traditional method) or a simple die press (modern method). Cakes are hand-wrapped in paper in the final step.

200 grams

Ingredients: Puer Tea Leaves.

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.

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