Thermos Brew Recipe: How to Brew Pu-er Mini Discs
Brewing single serving Pu-er Mini Discs (or Camel's Breath Puer) in a thermos called "Thermos Brew" is a convenient and easy way to enjoy this unique tea. Pu-er tea is known for its complex flavors and health benefits, and using a thermos can help you steep it on-the-go.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to brew pu-erh mini discs using a thermos:
Ingredients and Equipment:
- Ripe Shou Pu-er mini disc (1 discs per thermos) or Camel's Breath (1 nest)
- Boiling water
- Thermos or any quality vacuum flask/thermos
- Tea cup
- Optional: a small tea strainer or infuser
Select Your Pu-er of choice: The choice depends on your preference for taste.
Prepare Your Thermos Brew:
- Open the Thermos Brew and rinse it with hot water to preheat and remove any residual flavors or odors.
- Place the pu-er disc into the thermos.
- Pour Hot Water: Carefully pour the hot water over the mini discs in the Thermos Brew, making sure they are fully submerged. Leave some space at the top to avoid spillage when you close the flask.
- Steeping Time: Close the Thermos Brew tightly and let the pu-er tea steep for a minimum of 1 hour prior to drinking. The tea will not become bitter.
- Optional Straining: If you prefer to have a clear tea without tea leaves in your cup, use a small tea strainer or infuser when pouring the tea into your cup.
- Enjoy: Sip and savor your Pu-erh tea. You can enjoy it as is or add sweeteners like honey or sugar, or even a slice of lemon, depending on your taste.
- Re-steeping: One of the great things about pu-er tea is its ability to be re-steeped multiple times. You can add more hot water to the thermos and continue enjoying the tea throughout the day.
Remember that the steeping time and the number of discs used can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences, so don't hesitate to experiment until you find your perfect cup of pu-er tea. Enjoy the rich, earthy flavors and potential health benefits of this unique tea variety!