TWG Tea, the finest luxury tea company in the world, revisits an ancient craft this Lunar New Year with its first ever Yunnan Pu-Erh Tea Brick, just in time for the Year of the Goat. Often regarded as one of the most treasured, expensive and collectable teas in the world, Pu-Erh is also one of the most difficult teas to authenticate. In launching their own, certified harvest from one of the most renowned tea estates in Yunnan, TWG Tea has revolutionized the tea industry once again. Packaged in a luxurious matte red and gold gift box adorned with a silk ribbon, the TWG Tea Pu-Erh Tea Brick is a perfect gift for the Lunar New Year season.
The Pu-Erh Tea Brick was created thanks to an exciting collaboration between TWG Tea President, CEO and Co-founder Taha Bouqdib, and the celebrated Meng Hai tea garden in Yunnan – the most prestigious in the Pu-Erh prefecture. After selecting the finest grade of loose tea leaves, TWG Tea innovators oversaw the ageing process of the tea, which is shaped and pressed into unique, densely compacted disks. After two years of maturation, the resulting aged tea leaves must be pried off before they can be infused into a rich and intense cup that boasts an earthy flavour and aroma.
Fetching hundreds and even thousands of dollars at auction, Pu-Erh tea bricks are the most sought-after teas in the world. As with any valuable collectable, customers will be delighted to discover that TWG Tea has invested in certifying this collectable tea brick as a veritable 2013 spring harvest which can be enjoyed immediately, or aged in dry and airy conditions in its handmade paper wrap for years to come. Each passing year will improve and mellow the flavour and aroma of the tea, yielding new complexities on the palate.