Shu Puerh Gun Ting is a variety of fermented Chinese puerh tea, known for its deep, rich flavor and dark color of the infusion. This tea is produced in Yunnan Province, China, and undergoes a unique fermentation process that gives it a characteristic earthy aroma and smooth taste. Shu Puerh Gun Ting is often wrapped into small balls or “clouds,” which makes it easier to dose and brew.
For brewing Shu Puerh Gun Ting, it is recommended to use water at a temperature of about 95-100 degrees Celsius. Usually, one small ball is enough for a cup. Brew the tea for 3-5 minutes, depending on the desired strength. The tea can be brewed multiple times, with each subsequent infusion retaining its flavor qualities.
Shu Puerh Gun Ting is well-suited as a thirst-quenching and morning beverage, and it is also often used as a digestive aid after heavy meals. This tea pairs perfectly with strong cheeses, meats, or dark chocolate, making it an excellent choice for gastronomic experiments.