Pu'er Needle


This sturdy awl is simply a long metal spike mounted on a comfortable wooden handle, and is used for breaking apart tea cakes (bing cha), tea bricks, and other forms of compressed tea, a common form for pu'er, but also found with some white teas. The sharp point slides easily in between densely-packed leaves, and the thin length can pry them apart without excessively crumbling them.

  • MATERIAL:  Wood, metal
  • LENGTH:  14.5 cm

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