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Tuo Cha with Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua Tuo Cha)

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Premium grade, ripe Pu-erh leaf, infused with petals of Chrysanthemum flowers, are pressed into a small bird's nest-like shape or nugget.  The leaves and Chrysanthemum flowers are sun-dried, steamed and then shaped.  A traditional blend and long enjoyed in Asia as a soothing and cooling beverage enjoyed during the hot summer months.  Soothing, good with meals, it can also be enjoyed for its calming effect on an upset stomach.  Our Tuo was made from fermented leaf from the Simao area of Yunnan Province.  Produced in 2014. 

Taste profile. The rich earthiness of the fully fermented leaf is complimented by the fresh flower scent. The liquor is a lovely light, red wine color and the flavor is rich and lightly sweet.   As well, it is an excellent tea for relief of a dry throat. It will steep multiple times. 

Brewing suggestions.  Use one nugget or tuo cha per 8-12 ounces of water.  The water should be boiling temperature.  Rinse the nugget to begin to open the leaves and release flavors and aroma.  Re-infuse and steep for 3-5 minutes.  For a stronger up, use 2 of the nuggets.  Nuggets will steep multiple times.

 

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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Made with fermented ripe leaf from Simao.
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Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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