Hold your horses doesn’t apply here.
Puer tea’s always been serious business for some. To get the Imperial Chinese their puer tea fix, puer tea was compressed into various shapes to make transportation easier for traders and their horses as they trekked along the Silk Road forever ago. One of those shapes lives on today as tuo cha, a “bird’s nest” looking form of compressed puer tea.
Easy to love, comforting, and rich. This tuo cha for sure checks relaxing off the to-do list. Like a true puer, it doesn’t stop at satisfying. The invigorating feeling post-sipping was key to wooing us. Get ready for a ride.
The nitty gritty in case you have lots of time or are super curious and want to know everything
Origin: Menghai of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Flavor Notes: Chocolate, Black Cherry, Dark Molasses