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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

3/01/2009

The Two Classifications of Puerh Tea & Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony Demonstration at Infusions of Tea

Ron and Emilie of
Infusions of Tea, Teashop
8750 Genesee Ave., Suite 258
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 450-6500
http://www.infusionsoftea.com/



Discussion on:
The Two Classifications of Puer Tea.
Post Fermentation Tea Process.
Discussion on the way to recognize different Puer varieties (color, aroma, and taste).
How to store Puer Teas.
If good quality tea leaves with correct processing is obtained a puerh tea has the potential of becoming better through satisfactory aging parameters.
Green Puer Tea: tea total sum aging of five to seven years, (including factory, teashop, and private collector storage time), can be a fine tea.
Dark Puer Tea: tea total sum aging one to three years, (including factory, teashop, and private collector, storage), can be a fine tea.

***Green Puer:
tea harvest- fixation - rolling – compressing or loose shaping – drying - aging - packaging
(should age some, up to 30 years is sufficient and can become a masterpiece tea)

Post Fermentation Tea Processing
***Dark Puer:
tea harvest- fixation - rolling – piling(microbe fermentation) – compressing or loose shaping - drying-some aging(under one year) - packaging
(can age some, up to 15 years is sufficient and can become a masterpiece tea)


Notes-
Aging Puers -- fresh air circulation, clean environment, clean puerhs, and in a place tolerable with conditions we would want to live in. Other important concerns are warm/hot temperatures 80’~90’F and humidity 60~80’ relative humidity (RH%), both promotes post fermentation aging of Puer Teas but do not spray water or wrap in airproof containers the water will cause molds and airproofing will stop fermentation . If humidity or temperature is lower, puerh will still age, just slower.

Aging Puer teas, open air [exchange of gases + tea = post oxidation]
Also a Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony Demonstration.
Presented by Certified Tea Arts Master Instructor Steven R. Jones and Certified Tea Arts Master Chang, Li-Hsiang ( 張麗香)

Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony is a simple tea setting. A teapot, tea pitcher,thermos, tea cloth, sitting mat, cups, and tea tray.
http://www.answers.com/topic/wu-wo-tea-ceremony
Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony (無我茶會), Founder Tsai, Rong Tsang (蔡榮章)
And written by Steven R. Jones Taipei, June 16, 2005 (reprint)