Tuóchá 沱茶


pungent, earthy, rich • from China

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Regular size = 10 cakes (min. 50 grams, or 1.76 ounces), which should make ten 12-ounce servings.

Tuó 沱 refers to the classic bird’s nest” shape of this compressed fermented tea. Noticeably dark, pungent, and robust, full-flavored with a bracing earthy aftertaste. Invigorating, rich, and strong, an affordable and enjoyable example of this very unusual type of tea. This tea is extremely energizing, having almost twice the amount of caffeine of regular red tea, and suppresses the appetite, so it is often used to combat flagging energy or to promote exercise and weight loss. I don’t recommend drinking this if you have known heart or blood pressure issues, but many swear by it as a wonderful alternative to coffee for clear-headed energy and focus for whatever you do.

Temperature boiling (205°F) water
Weight for 1 cake, use 12 oz. water
(use less/more water to adjust strength)
Time 6-7 minutes


Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 1 × 2.5 × 4 in

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