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2007 Jingmai Mountain Ancient Tree Raw Puerh

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The wild tea forests of Jingmai are inhabited by ethnic Dai people, who consistently produce incredible puerh, year after year.  This rare, organic tea was plucked from 70-100 year old trees and compressed into cylinders in the traditional method - a practice that dates back hundreds of years to the mule caravans of the ancient tea horse road.

More than 6 years of gentle ageing in bamboo husks enables a cup with a delicate sweetness and beautiful coppery hues.  As it slowly loses its stimulant effect, it is offset by a fuller, darker, and more complex vegetal flavor.  Locals enjoy a cup first thing in the morning, as its mild astringency and smooth character is easy on the stomach and help to embrace the day.  A classic honey aroma is finished with a woodsy flavor of baked peaches...

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

Notes:         baked peaches, honey, lemon

Infusion:      200ºF / 93ºC for 30 seconds

Origin:         Jingmai 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