A ripe puerh with a smooth, full bodied flavor and cooling finish. A "ripe" or "cooked" puerh means that the aging process has been simulated during the production of the tea. This yields tea with much of the smoothness and character of a naturally aged puerh, but without the 15-50 year delay.
Ripe Chinese Puerh Tea.
8 oz Cup
- Break off approximately one heaping teaspoon of puerh into infuser.
- Heat water to 212° F (boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of hot water over tea leaves.
- Steep for 3-10 minutes, depending on taste preference.
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Puerhs can be brewed multiple times. Re-steep the same leaves, gradually increasing the infusion time until the leaves no longer yield a full flavor.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 212° F water and let it steep for 3 to 10 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Though we don't necessarily recommend drinking Red Crown iced, our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.