Professional Series Level 3: Pu'erh Teas
This one-day course explores a category of tea of increasing prominence in the U.S. market: Pu’erh. These aged teas, unique to China, are no longer so rare and unusual amongst today's tea drinkers, and are appreciated amongst connoisseurs and healthy lifestyle devotees alike. The specialized production of pu'erh teas (both green and dark forms, loose leaf and pressed) will be covered, and sensory evaluation will include both standard and more exploratory cupping techniques. Some of the constantly evolving science of pu'erh, as well as common misconceptions, will also be discussed.