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Yellow Bird Ripe Puerh
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Yellow Bird Ripe Puerh (Yunnan, China)

Ripe (Shu) Puerh Tea

$19.00 per brick

3.5oz. brick brews approx. 50 cups.

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Brick | $19.00


This little brick has some of the darkest — and yet cleanest — flavors of any ripe puerh (pronounced POO-ar) we carry. Its musky sweetness is immediately evident from the moment you lift the lid on your gaiwan. The liquor is nicely balanced, with a big, soft body. Its character is a somewhat paradoxical combination of elements: chocolatey darkness and a refreshing, tongue-tingling quality, as though you’d drawn your water from a clear mountain stream. This is an extremely pleasant tea to drink.

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2013 Ripe (Shu in Mandarin) Chinese Puerh Tea.


  1. Break off approximately one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves into your infuser.
  2. Heat water to 212° (boiling).
  3. Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
  4. Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
  5. Remove infuser and enjoy tea.


Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoonful of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 212° water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and serve!


Though we don't necessarily recommend drinking Yellow Bird 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.

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