For most of its history, a teawright created pu-erh using the techniques to make sheng. But, the process is slow, and it takes many years for pu-erh tea to be crafted this way. As demand for pu-erh increased, many tea companies began to look for a way to speed up the process. So, in 1973, the Menghai Tea Factory and the Kunning Tea Factory devolved a method they called “Wo Dui”. This roughly means “wet piling” in English.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Boston Teawrights will work with Boston’s own Bread & Salt Hospitality on their upcoming restaurant & cafe in Somerville’s Union Square. While Teawrights is just one small component in their project, it’s huge for us!
Our adventures crafting tea with Chef Josh Lewin of Bread and Salt Hospitality. Creating a black tea, green tea, and a James Beard dinner, oh my!
Intern Talia loved getting to hear everyone’s stories about their tea creations, but this week it was her turn to try it for herself! She’s excited to say she tried making a green tea and a black tea so she could have the firsthand knowledge of the process of making both kinds. Instead of expanding on what crafting tea meant to her emotionally and personally, she wants to share the practical knowledge she gained from making the tea. She hopes it helps you understand a bit more in detail about what goes into the process.