Palais des Thés brings you this Pu Erh shu bird’s nest, also known as a “cooked” Pu Erh. It comes from Menghai mountain in Yunnan province. Harvested in 2013 and processed with great care in the traditional manner, it develops aromas of wet wood, mushroom and moss, sustained by a slightly sweet flavour.
A first encounter with Pu Erh can be surprising, even disconcerting, but if you come to appreciate its intense, powerful flavour, it becomes a firm favourite. Because it has a low theine content, it can be consumed in the evening as well as during the day. Pu Erh is well-known for its beneficial qualities: it is reputed to aid digestion and help detox the body, making it an excellent tea to enjoy after a meal.
The Chinese name Tuo Cha may have derived from the hollow circular shape of the tea, like a bird’s nest, or from the Tuojiang river on the tea route. In times gone by, Pu Erh was compressed to make it easier to transport along this famous route, and the tradition has remained ever since.
Net weight: 97g
Please note that since this product is subject to drying, net weights may vary slightly.
- Yunnan, China
- Tea colour:
- Pu Erh Shu (cooked)
- Appearance: bird’s nest
- Colours: pale brown and dark brown
- Scents: wood, animal
- Scents: wet wood, undergrowth, cellar, cowshed
- Colour: mahogany
- Texture: smooth followed by a powdery sensation
- Flavours: slightly sweet
- Aromas: moss, wet wood, undergrowth, cellar, mushroom, a hint of animal (cowshed)
- Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: very intense aromas from the start and lingering notes, dominated by undergrowth
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 90°C
With the Gong Fu Cha: short infusions (15 seconds to 1'30) repeated up to 8 times in water heated to 90°C
In a small zhong: short infusions (15 to 45 seconds) repeated up to 8 times in water heated to 90°C
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.