Cha Tou a type of Pu-erh tea nugget. In order to convert sun-dried green tea into ripened Pu-erh tea, a technique called "wodui" processing method is adopted (mixing the pile to ensure fermentation). At the end of the fermentation process, the tea is converted into a wind-blowing appearance. The Cha Tou is found near the bottom of the pile of Pu-erh and is formed as a result of heat and relatively high compression. Menghai tea factory used old Cha Tou which accumulated for years and compressed them into this brick. The tea be infused many times, gives an ever-smoothening taste and never bitter, with a fair amount of sweetness.
PREPARATION: To prepare Pu-erh tea from bricks, pry out the desired amount leaves and place in a teapot. Rinse by covering with boiling water and quickly pour off. Cover with boiling water again and let steep 5-30 seconds (depending on how light or dark you want the tea) and serve. Pu-erh tea can be steeped 10-20 times.
Menghai Tea Factory
Tea Type: Cooked / Shu Pu-erh
Harvest Area: Menghai
Harvest Year: 2009 / Batch 901
Net Weight: 250 grams (8.82 ounces)
Size & Price:
2009 Menghai Lao Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Brick * 250g