Soldier Pass Puer - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
Naturally aged/fermented PUER TEA from Yunnan Province, China. Puer (or sometimes shown as Pu’erh, is pronounced poo-err) tea is lessor known than other classifications like black or green, but is rapidly gaining popularity due to it's famously woodsy and earthy flavor. The tea is aged in a process that allows the leaves to continue fermenting/oxidizing, and potentially improving over time. This allows brewing many infusions of smooth, deep, rich, and refreshing cups with no bitterness or astringency, even if intentionally over brewed. If puer were a beer, it would be considered a stout. Soldier Pass Puer is a shou (cooked or ripe) variety, verses a sheng (uncooked or raw). Taste and aroma creates images of a damp forest canopy of leaves, earthy minerality, dried mushrooms, leather, slight sweetness of figs or dates, and a mellow creamy flavor. Dark & rich earthy flavor and woodsy tones.
AVAILABLE AS: 1 LB BulkPack, 3 OZ Package, 4 OZ Tin
Package size is 3 ounces of full leaf tea, which yields approximately 37-38 first cups. Tin size is 4 ounces which yields about 50 first cups. Bulk one pound is available for about 200 cups.
BREWING: A full Teaspoon (about 4-5 g) for every 6-8 oz of boiling 212°F fresh water. Steep for 1-2 minutes or longer to desired taste. Up to ten infusions are possible by increasing steep time 30-seconds to one minute each time.
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Why it’s named “Soldier Pass":
When in 1871 the US cavalry came through what would become Sedona at the turn of the century, General George Crook and his soldiers blazed a trail along an old Indian footpath which connected a perennial water source, the Seven Sacred Pools, to the lush valley of the Dry Creek Basin. This area is also popular due to the presence of the Devil’s Kitchen ( a sinkhole), it’s Staircase, & the Grand Piano. Towering above this natural wonder you can see the rock formations Indian Maiden, the Chief and Coyote Boy, the Sitting Bear and the Warrior. AllTrails.com link to Soldier-Pass-Trail is here: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/soldier-pass-trail