Pu-erh Tuo Cha Tea | Stash Tea

Pu-erh Tuo Cha Tea



  • Product Description

      Pu-erh Tuo Cha's leaves have been hand-formed into the shape of tiny bowls or tuo cha ("birds nests") and individually wrapped. This tea brews a reddish cup with a mild and slightly sweet earthy flavor.

      Pu-erh, known in old Chinese as "black tea", is tea that is actually fermented. Depending on which type of pu-erh is being manufactured, the leaf may or may not oxidize; however, microbial activity involving several different bacteria does take place both in and on the leaf. The particularly large leaves can be either oxidized ("cooked") or nonoxidized ("raw"). Pu-erh can be loose-leaf or compressed into the traditional round cakes (known as bing cha) and other interesting shapes, such as mushrooms, spheres, cubes, pyramids, coins and more. The leaves can also be infused several times.

      The large leaves used in the manufacture of highest-quality pu-erh are plucked from the long-lived tea bushes that grow abundantly in southern Yunnan Province. The leaf used to make both cooked and raw pu-erh cakes is sun-dried leaf from the local tea trees. To achieve the distinctive flavor and aroma of pu-erh, the tea is heaped into piles and a controlled amount of moisture is introduced to the leaves. As the bacterial process begins to affect the nature of the tea, the piles are carefully turned and monitored as heat begins to generate within the pile. The heat combined with moisture encourages the natural bacterial fermentation integral to the tea's character and flavor.

      Pu-erh tea

      Steeping Instructions
      2-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees Fahrenheit


      Country of Origin

      Cups to Grams

      • 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
      • 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
      • 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
      • 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
      • 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
  • Product Details

    • Variant: 100 g loose
    • SKU: 153131

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Awesome tea

Very smooth flavor and each bag (nest) makes at least 3 and up to 5 large cups of tea...a lot of bang for the buck and encourages you to drink MORE of it.

Home again

I suffered for about eight months not having my favorite Stash Teas due to lack of energy and communication facilities. Now I am so very happy enjoy again these wonderful treats. Thank you very much, Stash Tea.

mor ban for the buck

purchased stash tea pu-erh tuo cha tea.....cut into quarters...makes the purfect 6oz cup...1 whole pellet makes an entire 10 cup pot...extremely well balanced....easy on the stomach i highly recommend this

love it

love it

A cross betwn the pu-erh sticky rice cooked & raw, another smooth tasting tea!

It does have a mild fishy smell, but NOT fishy taste. And like all the pu-erh lil' black bowls, you can infuse it like 5-6 times & it will still have flavor. It's worth the $$ if you like black tea. I stick it in the fridge until next morning to use again & it still tastes great. I wish all the plain teas were squished into cute lil' bowls, it makes it so much easier w/o using a measuring spoon. For all the pu-erhs, i used 190 degrees, 3min seep, if anyone was wondering.

Pu-erh Tuo Cha Tea

Great wonderful deep flavor tea.