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"Unfoldment" Shou Puerh, Kunming 1999

"Unfoldment" Shou Puerh, Kunming 1999

A beautiful rendition of a classic Shou Puerh recipe. 23 years-aged.

Ultra-clean palette. Wonderfully delicious.


Notes of caramel, date, minerals.


1/2 (125 gram) and Full (250 gram) Brick.


~60 cents per cup of tea.

Yields 30-40 oz of brewed tea per serving.

35 servings per brick equaling over 900 ounces of brewed tea.


    Puerh tea, Camellia Sinensis var. assamica, orginates from Yunnan Province in China's southwest, the region from which the tea species first evolved and crossed over into human use.


    Shou Puerh (meaning "cooked puerh tea") undergoes a specialized aging process to yield a tea which is earthy, malty, dark, and rich, with little astringency and bitterness. Smooth and sweet, this tea has moderate caffeine level and is both energizing and soothing. Replete with probiotics and its own microbiome, it supports digestion and can be consumed while fasting. It can be brewed any time of day, or even across multiple days, with a quick rinse of boiled water every 12 hours.


    A clay teapot or gaiwan (lidded cup) is the recommended brewing vessel. Rinse the tea with boiling water before brewing, as this initial step hydrates the dried leaf after decades of aging. Use 5-7 grams of loose tea per session. Expect to steep this Puerh tea 6-10 times. Each steep should range from 15-45 seconds with boiling water. It is recommended to steep for a bit longer and have less tea in the brewing vessel for this classic.


    If you have any further questions, please reach out to Dr. Skylar Stumpf LAc, DTCM. He is always interested in talking tea! If you would like to dive deeper into the beauty and nuances of tea practice, consider booking a Tea Medicine Session.


    If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please reach out to We are committed to excellence and purity with our products, and we stand behind that committment with flexbility and care for our customers. We may not be able to refund the purchase due to its consumable nature, but we are always open to finding a satisfying solution.


    Please allow up to 48-72 hours for orders to ship, althought most orders ship by next day. Shipping cost is an estimate at time of purchase, and may be slightly less or more. A tracking number will be provided to you when the product leaves the facility. Thank you!

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