11 May Tea! – Continued
Well I ordered some new tea from a shop directly in China. I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about an aged tea called Pu-Erh. This tea that I ordered was a small sample pack of Pu-Erh tea aged since 2000. Of course there are much older pu-erhs that probably taste even better but I don’t want to spend a lot on my first purchase. The pu-erh I bought came in small bricks that when hot water is poured over it crumbles into a bunch of leaves. The pu-erh leaves are actually a bit harder to brew than other teas I have because with this you have to rinse the leaves first, then steep it for a different amount of time depending on how many times you have steeped it already. The good thing about it is that you can re-steep the same leaves for up to about 5 cups and it has a really nice light red color to it. The taste is not as strong as i expected it to be but after a few sips it really grows on you.