Puer awl is made from crude Rosewood and equipped with sharp and strong stainless steel needles used to break apart your pressed Puer tea. A perfect gift for Puer lover! Pressed Puer tea before the beginning of tea drinking should be divided into parts or layers. In China, it is believed that the cleverly chopped puer begins to breathe before brewing, which improves its taste. Damaged, dusted leaves will spoil the taste of tea and the purity of the infusion.
These lovely wooden puer awls are an essential tool for breaking up the leaf from a compressed Puer tea.
The puer awl is very nicely made and will be an elegant and stylish addition to the necessary tools on your tea table. The wood is smooth and highly polished and varies from light to medium brown in shade in natural wood grain patterning. The brass fitting operates smoothly the two pieces of the awl fit together quite nicely for safe, compact transport in a pocket or tea sachel. The puer awl itself is strong – it has a good heft in the hand and gives a confident feeling in service. Any compressed form of Puer will respond well to these picks. No matter if your auto or cake has been given light compression (cakes pressed under stone forms/weights) or medium to tight compression (cakes pressed by machine hydraulics) this pick will be up for the task.