These delightfully shaped tea cakes, which resemble birds’ nests, comprise of chrysanthemum petals and tea leaves picked in the Simano, Pu-erh region of Yunnan, China. This offers a rich mix of sweet notes of chrysanthemum combined with mellow and earthy tones of Pu-erh tea. When brewed, it creates a liquid with tones of autumn leaves in the cup, perfect choice in the WellTea range for warming your soul on a brisk wintery afternoon.
The pu-erh tea leaves are considered to be the fine wine of the tea world. When stored properly in dark, cool and dry conditions, Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha Tea cakes will age with time, to create a richer, deeper and more complex flavour with each passing year. For this reason, bricks of Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha Tea left in storage for several decades can be worth their weight in gold. This WellTea can, however, still be enjoyed the moment you receive it.
Before it reaches you, our WellTea Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha Tea undergoes a process known as past fermentation secondary oxidation. This enables it to reach a ripened or ‘cooked’ state. Ripened Chrysanthemum Pu-erh Mini Tuocha is also low in caffeine, with less than 10% of the caffeine found in a cup of coffee.