Tou-cha is a great everyday drinking cooked pu-erh. The color is dark and the taste is sweet and earthy.
Tuo cha teas are also referred to as bird’s nest pu-erhs because of their nest like shape (tuo means nest and cha means tea in Chinese). This shape has a long tradition in pu-erh. In ancient times tou chas that were much larger than the ones we sell had holes drilled in the center of the nest and string run through them to make it easier to transport them.
Use 1 bird's nest of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to a teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. For the first infusion, use boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Add 15 to 30 seconds for every subsequent infusion. You should infuse this tea multiple times.