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What Is Pu Erh Tea?
Pu erh tea, also written as pu’er (普洱茶 in Chinese), is a special type of tea that originates from China’s Yunnan province. This tea category is named after the city of Pu’er, and it was around 1,000 years ago when the people and horses carried lots of tea bricks and cakes from Pu’er to nearby regions including Bengal, Burma, Tibet, and Central China. This trade route is also known as the ‘Ancient Tea Route’ or ‘Tea Horse Road’.
Pu erh Tea is mainly produced in Xishuangbanna, Linyi and Puerh in Yunnan Province. Pu erh Tea also call assamica tea, Pu erh Tea is divided into cooked tea and raw tea. The aroma of Pu erh Tea is pure and lasting, the taste is thick and sweet, the soup is green and yellow, the leaves are thick and yellow and green. Pu erh Tea is a popular tea drink and good for daily drinking. Meanwhile, most people are suitable for drinking Pu erh Tea.
Pu’er vs Dark Tea
Due to its popularity, pu’er has become the synonym for any post fermented tea. However, this term isn’t completely correct – the official term for post-fermented teas is hei cha (黑茶) or ‘dark tea’. This term would be more suitable since there are also dark teas produced in other provinces such as Sichuan.
Raw & Ripe Pu Erh
Depending on their processing method, pu erh comes in two main types: raw and ripe (or ‘sheng’ and ‘shou’ in Chinese). Raw pu erh tea is made using the original process whereby leaves are picked, dried, and roasted resulting in loose pu erh – otherwise known as ‘mao cha’ – which is then compressed into raw pu erh cakes. As these raw pu erh cakes take years to RIPEenquirer a new processing method was invented where mao cha was first piled up to undergo faster fermentation under controlled conditions – resulting in what we know today as ‘ripe pu erh’, also known as ‘cooked puerh’.
Buy Pu Erh Tea Online
Buying good quality Pu Erh can be challenging due to vast price variations based on quality; luckily you can rely on Chinesetea4u for curating only the best from China which can be shipped directly to your door. Most of our offerings come straight from the producer making sure they’re authentic. Our collection of pu erh covers both loose and compressed form with different shapes such as cakes, bricks an tuocha available; plus offerings from small family farm producers alongside larger factories such as Xiaguan and Dayi.