Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
I remembered sometime ago, a comment was made asking - " how do you break up the pu-erh for brewing"? Well, luckily while meandering through the net searching for unrelated pu-erh information I had came across these great informative pics! Hope you enjoy them!
Breaking up a Beeng
Gently insert the point of the knife with care.
Continue adding pressure carefully
Lift the separated layer gently to weaken the the leaves further
Continue finding and dislogding the weakened leaves
Nice pieces for brewing
Breaking Up Tuocha
Insert the pick inside the bowl as it is the weakest part
Continue to gently dislodge the leaves
When you feel that you have weakened a segment of the toucha from the inside, now do the same from the outide in order to further weaken a segment of the toucha.
Breaking up Zhuancha "Brick Tea"
Start from a the short-side corner
Further insert the knife until you have separated a piece suitable for brewing
Lift gently until the piece breaks off
Image Source: forum.taobao.com
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