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2007 Imperial Palace Ripe Puerh

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This silky smooth, ripe puerh from Menghai has over 6 years of gentle aging in clay pots.  Such impressively balanced and mellow teas were often demanded as tribute to ancient China's imperial court.  

The unique process of carefully inducing fermentation to welcome the aging process was invented in the 1970's by Menghai Tea Factory to meet rising demand for collectors of top grade Puerh.

Rich, earthy aromas and sweet, malty flavors remind us of a fascinating history of dynasties, warriors, and puerh tea...

Notes:         peat moss, wheat

Infusion:      200ºF / 93ºC for 15-30 seconds

Origin:         Menghai, 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