Soldier Pass Puer - Sedona Arizona's Full-Leaf Tea Store
Naturally aged/fermentedPUER TEAfrom 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 theUScavalrycame through what would become Sedona at the turn of the century,General George Crookand his soldiers blazed a trail along an oldIndian footpathwhich 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, theChiefandCoyote Boy, theSitting Bearand theWarrior. AllTrails.com link to Soldier-Pass-Trail is here: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/arizona/soldier-pass-trail