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2013 Bada Mountain Raw Puerh

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Bada is one of the great regions of top grade, raw Puerh tea.  Centuries of deep tea culture permeates an area that contains both ethnic Lahu and Hani people.  This potent, yet balanced, leaf is carefully plucked from 50-80 year old trees and then stored in bamboo husks to age.  Such vegetal pungency is often preferred and definitely respected by the experienced Puerh sipper.  The leaves are excellent for current enjoyment, but they also contain the undeniable components of a great ageing tea.  

Its cylindrical shape recalls the incredible history of Puerh tea and its journey along the ancient tea horse road.  The leaves are steamed, then pressed, and lastly dried in bamboo husks, which impart a subtle sweetness.  Raw puerh's classic honey aroma is followed by a vegetal bouquet of toasted wheat and a hint of charcoal...

Sourced exclusively for us by the famous explorer and author of The Ancient Tea Horse Road, Jeff Fuchs.

Notes:         toasted wheat, charcoal

Infusion:      200ºF / 93ºC for 30 seconds

Origin:         Bada Mountains, Yunnan Province, China
 



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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!

 

Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound

Servings

8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers