It is a great mail day when I find that a box of Teavivre tea has arrived from China.
I’ve reviewed tea from this company before with blog posts in December 2011 and January 2013. They have such great packaging with stylish silver foil resealable bags that protect the tea from light and moisture.
I now have lots of new teas to sample. Since I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and Pu-erh tea is known for excellent health benefits, I thought I’d start with Fengqing Wild Tree Yesheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake 2013. The fresh spring leaves of this tea are harvested between March to May. One third of the leaves are tea buds. My sample was loose, but if you wanted to buy a brick of Pu-erh, Teavivre has a terrific video on how to loosen some tea leaves from the brick. There is even a special tool you can use.
This company has so much great information available on their website, not to mention all the beautiful photos and videos. This video showing Pu-erh brick preparation is very interesting.
My sample of raw Pu-erh made a very enjoyable cup of tea. Not too earthy and with a lovely sweet aftertaste.
I’ll be tasting Tribute Pu-erh, Ripened Pu-erh 2005 (Pu-erhs are aged like fine wine), Yunnan Dian Hong, Fengqing Dragon Pearl and Keemun Hao Ya over the next couple of weeks.
Meanwhile, if you would like to buy some excellent tea and learn more about all the wonderful types of tea, how they are processed, where they are grown, cooking with tea, brewing tea and even a “tea working song”, be sure to visit Teavivre website.