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2006 Twin Elephants Tea Trail Commemorative Shu from Verdant Tea

Tea Type: Pu-erh Where To Buy: Verdant Tea Product Description: Year: 2006 Dry Leaf: Small black leaves and vibrant orange curled buds. Aroma: Musty notes of a long-extinguished campfire, and the smells of hot chocolate and oatmeal with raisins. Tea Color: The dark red-brown of rosewood, completely crystalline with tea oil swirling on the surface. Taste through early steepings: Assertive and literally mouth watering spearmint and cedar notes which quickly evaporate off the palate leaving the sweetness of flaky pasty and dark mission figs. A few steepings in, a warmth builds up in the throat like the glow of red Read More

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Rose Tuocha from Tao of Tea

The Tuocha refers to a family of bowl shaped teas, commonly available as Green tea Tuocha, Black tea Tuocha and Puer (aged) Tuocha. More recently, Tuochas have also become commonly available by compressing the tea leaves and flowers together, or by heat infusing them together. In making the Rose Tuocha, more mature leaves of the tea plant are selected in summer, sun-dried, steamed, oxidized to turn dark, then compressed along with rose petals into small bowls. Wrapped with paper, the Rose Tuocha are an ideal size (3 grams) for individual serving.