Regarding tea wake up, the common saying is: wake-up tea is the process of awakening sleeping or dust-covered tea leaves by contact with air and moisture, and re-giving the essence of tea leaves to facilitate brewing and drinking.
Tea wake up is divided into two types: wake up tea before drinking and wash tea when drinking. Generally speaking, the older the Pu-erh tea is, the more awakening tea is needed, because only through awakening tea can we taste its most tender taste. Pu-erh tea is divided into raw and cooked, new and old, and the difference between loose tea and compressed tea. Different Pu-erh teas have different methods of awakening.
New shengpu wake up.
Because the freshly produced Shengpu has not been aged for storage, it only needs to pry the tea cakes before brewing, and let it stand for 0.5-1 hours. The main purpose is to taste its original flavor. Therefore, in order to avoid the hot taste when brewing tea, it is suitable to use warm water (90-95 degrees Celsius) hot tea (washing tea) as soon as it is taken out and 1-2 times to complete the wake-up tea.
Wake up of new cooked tea.
After the freshly cooked tea is fermented, it will have a more obvious taste. Generally, it is not recommended to drink freshly cooked tea that has just been fermented. Generally, freshly cooked tea is stored for half a year and tasted will have a greater improvement.
If you want to drink freshly cooked tea, first pry the tea cakes and place them in a purple sand jar. Using the double pore structure of the purple sand, it can absorb the taste of cooked tea.
Place the purple sand jar in a ventilated, dry, odorless and direct sunlight place, and determine the storage time according to the severity of the cooked tea. It is recommended that if you want to drink the next day, pry off the tea the day before and put it in the purple sand jar to wake up the tea.
Wake up for loose tea.
Loose tea generally does not need to wake up before brewing. Because loose tea in a sealed state is not meaningful for a short period of time. If it is not sealed tea, it is in a process similar to long-term awakening, and there is no need to continue to awaken. Wake up when brewing. Generally, it is suitable to use warm water of 90-95 degrees Celsius, and drink tea 1-2 times after drinking.
4. Old Shengpu’s wake up.
Old raw Tea is especially important for long-term storage. Old raw Tea can be divided into professional warehouse storage and personal storage because of the different storage. Professional warehouse storage generally has a corresponding warehouse taste, and personally stored tea products will inevitably have some odor in long-term storage. Therefore, it is recommended that you smell the tea before you wake up.
If there are odors, storey tastes and heavy, you can pry the tea products in a place without direct sunlight, dry, ventilated and odorless for 1-2 days. Depending on the degree), the tea and the air will be fully exposed to oxidation to enhance the activity of the substances contained in the tea.
If the tea itself has a good aroma, but the miscellaneous taste and warehouse taste are not strong, you can put the tea in the purple sand pot and drench the pot with hot water. The tea’s miscellaneous taste can be dissipated by increasing the temperature.
5. Old cooked Pu-erh tea wake up.
When the old cooked Pu-erh tea is similar to the old Shengpu, first hear if the tea has a storey taste or odor. If there is no smell or storey taste, put the old cooked tea into the purple sand jar and drink it the next day. If there is an odor or warehouse taste, first place the tea in a ventilated, dry, odorless, and direct sunlight place. After the odor and warehouse taste dissipate, put it in a purple sand jar and leave it for 2-3 days. When brewing, first put the tea leaves in the purple sand pot and boil the water in the pot, and then boil the water out of the tea 2-3 times to complete the wake-up tea.
Of course, you can’t wake up tea too much, otherwise it will lead to excessive oxidation, loss of tea aroma and weak tea taste. Especially good tea, if you don’t wake up well, it is also a waste.