English brand name: Daoli Silver Trip
Chinese characters: 道理 普洱 银芽
Pinyin: dàolǐ pǔ’ěr yínyá
Name origin: yinya means “silver buds”; pu’er is a famous tea from southwest China
Ingredients: buds of Camellia sinensis
Harvest year: 2011
Origin: Yunnan, China
Selected, imported, and packaged by: Daoli
Gongfu steeping suggestion: 1 nugget, ~ 90 °C 250 ml, 120-460 seconds, 3-4 times
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A word about the tea
Daoli Silver Trip is made of slightly fermented raw (or sheng) pu’er tea from the Yunnan province pressed into small nuggets. Silver Trip undergoes very little fermentation and has taste, aroma, and texture characteristic of green teas. Try Silver Trip now to enjoy its fresh and invigorating taste or let it age naturally to develop a more mellow and soothing flavor.
Tea and Health
The leaves of Camellia sinensis contain various polyphenol compounds that have powerful health benefits. The Chinese say that raw pu-erh tea has a positive effect on overall health and can be used regularly as a natural way of lowering cholesterol, normalizing blood pressure, and losing weight. Learn more about tea and healthy living.
Why we like it
Raw pu’er teas are underrepresented in the west. Most people who hear the word “pu’er” immediately think about the post-fermented teas that can smell and taste like earth. Being a raw pu’erh variety, Silver Trip, however, has a nice taste and fragrance of freshly cut grass or bamboo leaves.
Silver trip is sun-dried and pressed into small nuggets. This shape reflects the ancient Chinese tradition of using tea as money. During the Tang-Song dynasty period (6-13th centuries), the national minorities that lived around the Chinese border would often engage in trade with the mainland army and government officials. The army was always in need of good horses and mules while the border settlements craved tea which they couldn't produce. Therefore, for hundreds of years, people of Tibet, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces would trade horses and other draft animals for tea. To facilitate the transactions, tea would sometimes be pressed into different shapes. At that time and place, tea literally functioned as a currency, and it is no coincidence that when you hold tea nuggets in your hand, they feel just like a batch of coins.
We have included this tea into the Daoli collection because of its unique taste and history. We are hoping that Silver Trip will be a pleasant surprise for those who enjoy green teas and are looking to take their expertise to a new level. Read more about how we do business.
Making your cup of tea
Tea can be steeped in a tea pot, gaiwan, or a strainer placed right in your cup. Feel free to experiment with time, temperature, and quantity. If tea feels a bit strong or bitter, just use less leaves or steep it for a shorter period of time.
The purpose of the first brew is to rinse the leaves slightly, so it shouldn’t last more than five seconds and is to be discarded. Pour the hot water again (90 °C). This time let it steep for up to three minutes, allowing the nugget to open up. Increase the steeping time slightly with each following brew to maintain the same level of strength and fragrance.
Avoid leaving the leaves soaking in water between brews, because it makes tea taste bitter and steals a lot of its flavor. If used properly, one Silver Trip nugget can yield three to four middle-size cups of excellent tea.
Chinese people enjoy the original taste of tea, so they never use milk, sugar, or lemon. Daoli teas are great for hot and iced beverages.
Packaging and storage
Each resealable bag of Daoli Silver Trip contains 120 grams of tea. It should be stored in a cool and dry place. You can age it, this tea literally has no expiry date.
Tea lovers about this tea
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“Delicious tea.” ––Sanda about Daoli Silver Trip on Steepster
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You can purchase this amazing tea by clicking on the button bellow. It's 14.95 € per bag and within the EU we ship for free.
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