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Each toucha, a firmly pressed pellet of tea, has been aged in buried bamboo baskets for five years. The result, when brewed properly, is a spectrum of flavors starting with a dark musty character to a sweet finish. The toucha, or "bird's nest" must be rinsed and broken before steeping to aid in the release of flavor.

Brew 1 to 3 minutes at 205°F; 1 to 5 steepings (for multiple steepings of Pu-Erh Toucha, use the shorter brew time).

Pu Erh   Tuocha
Origin Yunnan, China
Form Whole
Equivalent 1 oz. is about 6 pieces
Add To Basket $4.25 per oz.