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Learn How To Brew Our Vintage Puer Tea

Gongfu Style

Enjoy our fine teas in a traditional ceremony

Western Style

Fill a large teapot and share with friends

Thermos Brew

Fill a thermos with tea and enjoy for hours

In A Cup

Place a Dragon Scale in your mug and enjoy

On the Rocks

Enjoy over ice for a cold brew tea experience

Infuse

Add the subtle taste of fruit to your Tea Experience
GongFu Style
Enjoy our fine teas in a traditional ceremony

Measure Out Your Tea

Puer tea is often served Gongfu style. In Chinese, this tea ceremony is literally called, “making tea with skill”.  A Gongfu Tea ceremony is much more than an ancient ceremony performed on special occasions, it’s a way of life. During this ceremony, close attention is paid toward the quality and temperature of the water, tools and equipment used, teacups, and procedures including preparation, brewing, serving, appreciation, and clean-up.

Loose Leaf

Place 7-10 grams of loose leaf Puer tea into Gonfu style tea pot or gaiwain

Add Water & Rinse

To rinse tea (optional), pour boiling water (212 F) over the leaves and then quickly discard the water. This optional rinse awakens the leaves and helps to prepare them for the infusion.

Steep & Enjoy

Pour more boiling water into tea pot of gaiwain, steep about 15-30 seconds and serve.

Resteep

To unlock the full depth, complexity and maturity of the leaves, the same leaves can be re-steeped in a similar fashion, brewing for short times, adding 15-30 seconds extra to each additional steeping time,  over a series of as many as 12 infusions.

Compost
When you’ve finished your drinking experience, the loose tea can go directly into your compost.
Western Style
Fill a large teapot and share with friends

Measure Out Your Tea

Dragon Scale

Place 1 Extra Large dragon scale per quart (32 oz) of boiling water or place 1 Large dragon scale per pint (16 oz) of boiling water.

Loose Leaf

Measure 5 grams of loose leaf puer tea per quart (32 oz) of boiling water. Loose leaf tea leaves can be placed loose into the pot or put or in a tea ball or strainer. If placing loose in tea pot, you will need to use a strainer before pouring. You can adjust this amount depending on how strong you’d like your tea.

Add Water & Steep

Steep for  3-4 minutes or longer depending on strength desired. Puer can be brewed almost indefinitely. When Puer is steeped for a long time it can become as full-bodied and dark as coffee, and gets stronger, thicker, fuller, and sometimes sweeter.

Enjoy

Pour into cup, drink black, or use various additives in your tea, including milk, cream, milk alternatives, honey or stevia.

Resteep

To unlock the full depth, complexity and maturity of the leaves, the same Puer leaves can be re-steeped several times

Compost
When you’ve finished your drinking experience, the loose tea and / or scale(s) can go directly into your compost.
Thermos Brew
Fill a thermos with tea and enjoy for hours

Measure Out Your Tea

Dragon Scale

Place 1 XL dragon scale per quart (32 oz) of boiling water or 1 Large dragon scale per pint (16 oz) of boiling water into thermos.

Loose Leaf

Measure 5 grams of loose leaf puer tea per quart (32 oz) of boiling water. Loose leaf tea leaves can be placed directly into the thermos. Tea can be kept loose.

Add Water & Steep

Fill thermos with boiling water and steep for 3+ minutes depending on strength desired.

Enjoy Your Cup

After steeping to the strength desired, keep tea leaves in the thermos and pour tea from thermos into cup. Enjoy black, or use various additives in your tea, including milk, cream, milk alternatives, honey or stevia.

Resteep
For additional brews, add boiling water to the thermos infusion. Continue to do this as many times as desired. For continued brewing, do not wait for the infusion gets to the bottom before pouring the additional water. We've found it’s best to pour the additional water when the thermos is half-full.
Compost
When you’ve finished your drinking experience, the loose tea and / or scale(s) can go directly into your compost.
In a Cup
Place a Dragon Scale in your mug and enjoy

Measure Out Your Tea

Dragon Scale

Place Large or XL Dragon Scale into your cup of choice.

Loose Leaf

Measure 2-3 grams of loose leaf puer tea. Loose leaf tea leaves can be placed in cup in a tea ball or strainer. You can adjust the amount of tea used depending on how strong you’d like your tea.

Add Water & Steep

Add 8-12 oz of boiling water and steep for 1-3+ minutes depending on strength desired. Many westerners prefer a stronger brew. Using the same proportions of tea and the same water temperature, Puer can be brewed almost indefinitely. When Puer is steeped for a long time it can become as full-bodied and dark as coffee, and gets stronger, thicker, fuller, and sometimes sweeter.

If using dragon scale, gently agitate the scale to help speed up the releasing of the tea essence.

Enjoy Your Cup

After steeping to the strength desired, remove the scale or tea strainer from cup. Keep the tea bag or loose leaf tea, as you can make several additional cups using the same Scale / tea. Drink black, or use various additives in your tea, including milk, cream, milk alternatives, honey or stevia.

Resteep
To unlock the full depth, complexity and maturity of the leaves, the same Puer leaves can be re-steeped several times
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For additional brews using the same tea, place scale or tea strainer back into cup, add additional boiling water, and steep for 3+ minutes.
Compost
To unlock the full depth, complexity and maturity of the leaves, the same Puer leaves can be re-steeped several times
On the Rocks
Enjoy over ice for a cold brew tea experience

Instructions

Brew

Brew tea to desired strength

Add Ice

Pour over a generous amount of ice cubes. Allow the tea to sit for 10 minutes to enjoy an iced tea experience

Infused
Add the subtle taste of fruit to your cold brew

Strawberry Puer Tea

Recipe
3 slices of strawberries
*
Puer tea
*
Ice cubes (optional)
Flavor

The combination of strawberries and tea gives off a bold yet subtle sweet taste. After cooling down your pot of Puer tea, add in some sliced strawberries to release the flavor. Although we advise best to serve when chilled, a cup of warm strawberry Puer tea tastes equally good too!

Tips

Try frozen strawberries to make your cup of tea stay chilled without diluting its taste.

Lemon Puer Tea

Recipe
Few slices of lemon
*
A pot of Puer tea
*
Ice cubes (optional)
Flavor

This simple and effortless recipe is great in taste and even better in benefits. Just as beneficial as Puer tea, lemon is a good source of Vitamin C and has much more goodness. With just two ingredients, this cup grants you extra nourishments. All you have to do is just add in a few slices of lemon into your brewed Puer tea. You can also add in ice cubes to cool yourself down a little if you’re feeling hot.

Tips

Try grating a small amount of lemon zest to boost the tartness.

Additional Infusion Suggestions

Citrus zest, peel or slices
*
Muddled fresh berries
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Diced stone-fruit
*
Muddled lavender, mint and other herbs
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Nasturtiums, violets and other edible flowers
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Honey (local & raw if possible), maple syrup, or simple syrup (stay away from aspartame and other synthetics)
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A splash of fruit juice or nectar
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Milk (local, raw, & organic for best results)
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Chrysanthemum flowers. These flowers make a ripe puer taste more soothing and refreshing.
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Dried fruits like goji and jujube are also really recommended to brew with both ripe and raw pu erh. Goji is great to give it some extra sweetness. If you like savory sour notes, dried jujube is great.

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