2008 Sui Yin Zi (Broken Silver) Shou (Cooked) Puer

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As opposed to the larger bricks or purely loose puer, this style takes the form of small, pebble-like pieces.  These are generated in the process of making cakes of cooked puer.  In this process, a large pile of tea is moistened and occasionally turned over to ensure even fermentation.  As this happens, small amounts of tea, high in pectin, will bind together to form small pieces or chunks.  These are removed before the larger tea cakes are formed, making them incompletely fermented.  Thus, while all Sui Yin Zi is considered cooked (shou) puer, it is still a little bit raw (sheng). 

The larger of these pieces are generally referred to as Lao Cha Tou (Old Tea Heads), while the smaller are generally called Sui Yin Zi (Broken Pieces of Silver).  They are known for being easy to work with, easy to brew with a good flavor, and being extremely long-lasting in their brews.  The high pectin content tends to produce a brew that is sweet and thick.  This is an excellent form for those new to puer.  

Low Grade/Small Grain: A decent starter puer for those with an undiscriminating palate.  

High Grade/Large Grain: This puer is has a flavor that is gentle, sweet, elegant, and straightforward.  It produces a silky, mahogany brew with the aroma of a dark, dank cave.  Its effects are clear and calming.  

Both these teas last for about a dozen brews.  

Grown on Hekai Mountain.  

Price is per 50 grams/1.76 ounces

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