PUERrevolutionize tea waste usage
Tea, being one of the most popular drink in the world, has a profound relationship with various people can cultures globally. In China, over 2.3 million tonnes of tea are produced every year. Puer, is made entirely from useless puer tea leaves (a type of fermented tea traditionally produced in Yunnan Province) . By using useless tea leaves and compressed into different shapes, a new bio-degradable material is created, opening up new possibilities in material innovation.
How it is made-
For hundred of years, Puer tea is compressed into tea cake. The compressed shape not only made it more convenient to transport large quantities of the tea, but also ensured the tea stays fresh during the transport, and furthermore, throughout decades to follow. This process inspired the making of the PUER stool.