The Wonder of Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler
Experience The Wonder of Cha Tou with a flight of 5 of our favorite offerings. Enjoy a curated selection of "Cha Tou" samples and develop an appreciation for the distinct aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel of these amazing teas.
Cha Tou is a kind of tea nugget that forms naturally from the pressures of compression and heat that occurs during the fermentation process. Typically during fermentation process to make ripe pu-erh there is a pile of tea about 1 meter high. It is kept wet to allow the fermentation process and the pile is turned every few days to allow for an even degree of fermentation, moving the tea from the bottom of the pile (where it is hotter and wetter) to the top of the pile where it is cooler and drier. The "cha tou" are the leaves that ball up and get stuck together. The best cha tou are ones that have not been over-fermented and are smaller in size.(Updated 12/1/2023):
25 grams - 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Cha Tou Sheng Yun" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick