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.
Place 7-10 grams of loose leaf Puer tea into Gonfu style tea pot or gaiwain
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.
Pour more boiling water into tea pot of gaiwain, steep about 15-30 seconds and serve.
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.
Place 1 Dragon Scale per pint (16 oz) of boiling water.
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.
Pour into cup, drink black, or use various additives in your tea, including milk, cream, milk alternatives, honey or stevia.
To unlock the full depth, complexity and maturity of the leaves, the same Puer leaves can be re-steeped several times
Place 1 Dragon Scale per pint (16 oz) of boiling water into thermos.
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.
Fill thermos with boiling water and steep for 3+ minutes depending on strength desired.
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.
Place Dragon Scale into your cup of choice.
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 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.
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.
Brew tea to desired strength
Pour over a generous amount of ice cubes. Allow the tea to sit for 10 minutes to enjoy an iced tea experience
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 as well.
Try frozen strawberries to make your cup of tea stay chilled without diluting its taste.
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.
Try grating a small amount of lemon zest to boost the tartness.
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