Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Free Puerh Tea Tasting, Saturday Oct. 18th, 12:30am-3:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours.
For the free tasting this week we will sample 3 unique puerh teas. Puerh is a specific type of dark tea from southern China (Yunnan Province) which is processed differently from green, white, oolong, and black teas. Instead of oxidizing or rolling the teas before adding heat to stop that process, Puerh is feremented. To do this, tea producers add heat and moisture to the leaves, causing them to ferment and develop healthy bacteria for digestion and lowering cholesterol. This week we will sample a sweet rice puerh, a new house blended ginger puerh, and puerh aged inside a tangering rind.
Sweet Rice Puerh, Sweet rice puerh is a loose leaf sheng (raw) puerh produced by Hmong people in Pingbian, a small town in southern Yunnan Province. It has a very unique sweet rice flavor that is both earthy and cooling. Its hearty taste and aroma will leave you refreshed and energized.
Organic Ginger Puerh, Organic Ginger Puerh, Ku Cha's newest blend, is a detoxifying tea that embraces both authentic Chinese Puerh tea and Native American herbal medecine. Lapacho is made from the inner bark of the Pau d'arco tree from Central and Southern America and is known for detoxifying, preventing cancer, and reducing infection. Puerh tea has traditionally been used medicinally to lower cholesterol and aid digestion.
Ingredients: Organic ripe puerh, ginger root, lapacho, orange peel
Tangerine Puerh Ball, Tangerine Puerh is composed of fermented tea leaves aged inside a tangerine rind, which imparts a light citrusy sweetness to the brewed tea. It is produced in Xin Hui, Guangdong Province and it is known for the health benefits of Sheng Jin (making your mouth feel quenched), Run Fei Zhi Ke (supressing coughs and nurturing lung performance), and Qu Re (reducing internal heat). Add a few pieces of the rind to your teapot to really get that tangerine flavor.
Upcoming tea classes
Starting in September, Ku Cha will offer some new tea classes focused on some of the new types of tea we have recently imported from China! If you have ever been curious about the oolongs you are drinking or what makes puerh tea unique, these classes will be a great opportunity to go more in depth and sample some really special stuff. The classes will be held every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. They will be $20 per person (non-refundable) and they will be limited to a maximum of 6 people. Here is the schedule:
- September 6th - Wu Yi Yan Cha (oolong tea)
- September 20th - White tea
- October 4th - Puerh Tea
- October 18th - Dark Tea
- November 1st - Wu Yi Yan Cha (oolong tea)
- November 15th - White Tea
- November 29th - Puerh Tea
- December 13th - Dark Tea