Tuo Cha
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Tuo Cha
Also called mushroom tea because of its shape, this shou puerh is compressed into a bowl shape. Made of leaves harvested in 2006, this tea has a rich, smooth and earthy taste with a lingering sweetness.
Instructions:
Basic preparation;
Before brewing, hot rinse this tea by pouring boiling water over the leaves and discarding the water. Use 2 teaspoons of tea (about a quarter sized piece) per 8-12 oz of water. Steep for 2 minutes with boiling water.

If you are interested in a lighter brew try using 1 teaspoon of tea.

If you are interested in a stronger brew try steeping for 3+ minutes.

This tea re-steeps excellently a second and third time. To reuse the same leaves, brew successive infusions, not letting the tea sit out for more than an hour. Infuse the tea in the same way as the first steeping, but increase the steep time by one minute for each infusion.
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