Straight out of China, we introduce a brand new jasmine pu-erh. "But wait, oh masters of tea," we hear you cry, "won't the powerful strength of a pu-erh annihilate the flavor of a delicate jasmine?" And we say to you, excellent question!
In the case of the Rebirth, actually no! This is what's known as a "Sheng" pu-erh, lesser known and less common than the "Shu" pu-erhs, known for their powerful earthy tones. Sheng pu-erhs are smooth, light, and delicate, like the difference between green and black teas, almost.
So, in the case of this one, this sheng pu-erh is traditionally scented with jasmine petals as it ferments and dries, giving the soft earthy tones a floral scent that hits the nose and tongue. It does come in brick form, so while we have the tools, you might find yourself in need of a pu-erh knife, which we can provide.
- Use 5g of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use 80°C/175°F) water
- Steep for 1:30, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Too strong? Take off 30 seconds, or use 3g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick up the steep time a bit, or use 7g of leaf instead!
Chinese sheng pu-erh dark tea.