length: 15 cm / 5.91 in
weight: 55 g / 1.94 oz
material: stainless steel
A tool you’ll find useful in breaking pressed pu-erh cakes or bricks apart. The needle is intended for small-leaf and tight-pressed pu-erh and the knife is recommended for large-leaf pu-erh cakes and bricks.
When pried with the right tools, pressed pu-erh will come apart in chunks with layers intact. This preserves the integrity of tea leaves and allows the tea to “wake up” gracefully in brewing.