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2010 Organic Arbor Raw Puerh

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Ancient Arbor trees are widely known to produce large-leaf Puers with complex aromas and flavors.  Such famous trees, near the border with Myanmar and Vietnam in southern Yunnan, maintain deeper root structures which add to the sophisticated and unique flavors of their leaf.  

We actually found this leaf from a tea craftsman traveling to the Hong Kong tea expo, where we promptly bought his entire stash to keep for ourselves.  The raw leaves have impressive floral honey-like aromas, with gentle notes of grapefruit and baked wheat.

Notes:          baked wheat, grapefruit, honey

Infusion:      200ºF / 93ºC for 30 seconds

Origin:         Xishuangbanna, 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