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Loose Leaf Tea - Pu·erh Tea


Emperor's Pu·erh

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Pu∙erh boasts a deep bold body that is smooth and earthy with hints of malt. This rich, energizing tea is deeply satisfying as a coffee alternative. Numi is proud to reveal the centuries old tradition of Pu∙erh.

Activate Your Soul Organic Verified Fair Labor Non-GMO

Fair Labor Verified™ organic black pu-erh tea.

If you are brewing tea from loose leaves, we recommend using two grams of tea per six ounces of water, or one heaping teaspoon per cup. While steeping loose leaf it is important for the water to flow freely through the tea. Tea balls can constrict and break the leaves, resulting in a weaker cup. Try using a basket-filter, tea sac, or even letting your leaves free in the bottom of the pot and filtering the infusion when the steeping is complete.

These old-growth rare pu-erh trees are communally owned by the local villagers who pick them for their livelihood. This ensures that the people continue to thrive for generations to come.

Emperor’s Egg Salad

Actual Preparation Time: 45 minutes (requires overnight wait).

Serves 6.

  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tea bags Emperor’s Pu-erh
  • 6 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. tangerine zest
  • 3 piece star anise
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut into small pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium cucumber, shredded
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger

Place eggs in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, add pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, scoop out eggs and cool. When cool, tap eggs with the back of a spoon to crack shells (do not remove shells). Set aside. For infusion, bring same water to a boil, place in tea bags. Add soy sauce, sugar, zest, anise & cinnamon. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3 hours. Remove from heat, add eggs, and let steep covered for at least 8 hours. Peel eggs. For salad, arrange lettuce, carrots & cucumber in large shallow bowl. Nest 6 eggs atop salad. Whisk remaining dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad. In Good Health!