Fortune's Fool Ripe Puerh Cake

Puerh Tea

China (Yunnan)
2019 Vintage
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Flavor Notes: Molasses, Fig, Anise, Chocolate

Fortune's Fool is a rich tea bearing deep notes of dark dried fruit, chocolate, anise, and molasses. The liquor is sweet, thick, and complex—leaving you curious for more. This ripe cake was harvested and pressed from a wet pile batch in 2018, originating entirely from the Meng Song area (Menghai County).

Wrapper designed by Anastasija Kulda; both artwork and name were inspired by its year of pressing (2019, Year of the Pig).

Pressed June 1st 2019 | 250g Cake


2019 Ripe (Shou) Chinese Puerh Tea.

Brewing Instructions

8 oz Cup

  1. Break off approximately one heaping teaspoon of puerh into infuser.
  2. Heat water to 190° F (before boiling).
  3. Pour 8 oz. of hot water over tea leaves.
  4. Steep for 3-10 minutes (depending on taste preference).
  5. Remove infuser and enjoy tea. Can be steeped three or more times.

Puerh teas can be brewed multiple times. Re-steep the same leaves, gradually increasing the infusion time until the leaves no longer yield a full flavor.


As above, you will need to break off as many teaspoons of dry leaf into your infuser as cups you wish to drink. Next, place the infuser in your pot and fill the pot with the appropriate amount of 190°-to-boiling water and let it sit for 3 to 10 minutes, depending on how dark & strong you want your brew. If cooler water is used or the steeping time is kept to 3 minutes, the same leaves can be infused 3 times. Remove the infuser before drinking and be sure to watch how strong the brew is going!

Puerh teas typically have as much, if not more caffeine than black teas.