The Wonder of Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Tea Sampler

$17.50 USD

Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop

Experience The Wonder of Cha Tou with a flight of 4 of our favorite offerings. Enjoy a curated selection of samples from Yunnan Sourcing Brand and Menghai Tea Factory 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. 

25 grams - 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Cha Tou Sheng Yun" Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick
25 grams - 2014 Yunnan Sourcing Menghai Lao Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh tea brick
25 grams - 2013 Yunnan Sourcing Blue Snake Cha Tou Ripe Pu-erh Tea Brick
25 grams - 2014 Menghai Lao Cha Tou Brick * Ripe Pu-erh Tea


**Buying these 4 teas separately would normally cost: $19.50, but buying them in this sampler set will only be $17.50!