Waffles, Shou Puerh 2018

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Waffles / / By White 2 Tea / / Shou Puerh / / 2018

Blended Shou Puerh

From Yunnan Province, China.

50g Sample or 200g Cake

If new to Shou Puerh you can expect dark flavour profiles that conjure up images of subterranean atmospherics and fresh forest ferns.

‘Waffles’ tastes as good as it looks! you will find this tea to be a perfectly balanced blend with sweet warming vibes. Super easy drinking and suitable for any brewing style. This is a very approachable and enjoyable tea for all tea drinkers, no matter your experience with Shou style Puerh. A downright fun and playful pressing in a unique waffle pattern with a tight compression making it compact, convenient to brew and overall totally awesome! The tight leaves are large and look delicious, with a blend of chocolate tones and golden flecks throughout. Creating light earthy and fresh hay aromas and a good sweetness. The tea has benefitted from a good storage giving a decent viscosity to the tea soup that’s burnt umber in colour and has peachy, rosy hints. With a beautiful rounded, soft tone and smooth sweetness also enjoying a lasting flavours.

This tea is good for enjoying now or suitable for ageing. Actually, just enjoy this tea now, drink it with your breakfast waffles, the addition of maple syrup is optional.

Harvested, processed and pressed in Spring’18.

Brought to you directly from the home of Puerh (China’s Yunnan Province) Paul Murray has been based in China for over 15 years and has built up an impressive cult following as White2Tea.

We’re very happy to be working with Paul to offer you a selection of ‘Tea Like No Other’

Producing experimental and playful artisan blends with equally creative visuals to match, White2Tea’s contemporary style pushes boundaries in a sector of the tea industry that is often considered traditional and elitist whilst maintaining the integrity of true tea. A no nonsense approach and an appreciation of the tea experience that resonates with our own ethos.

Paul specialises in sourcing/producing compressed tea cakes in all shapes and sizes, intentionally blending older and younger material, selecting balanced and complementary flavours to create ‘teas to be drunk now’ for a collection of quality yet easy drinking tea. Approachable and ideal for a western palette these beauties punch above their weight.

Brew Guide Per Cup:

Tea 1 teaspoon (3-4g)

Water 90*c // 300ml

Time 2 minutes

Re-infuse leaves to your personal taste

Brew Guide ~ Gong Fu Style:

Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)

Water/Temp 100ml / 85*c

Brew time 1st a quick rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-20 seconds + for infusions thereafter

Re-infuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times

If purchasing a tea cake, Preparation:

No need to use a tea needle to break this tea, the Waffle style pressing makes it easy to break, then either separate into loose leaves and you're ready to brew, or place a piece in your pot and brew until the leaves loosen and open up.