length: 13.5 cm / 5.31 in
weight: 11 g / 0.39 oz
material: wood & 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.