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Pu-erh (Loose Leaf)

Classically earthy, rich and deep flavored fermented tea from Yunnan

Pu-erh (Loose Leaf)

This loose-leaf pu-erh is from the Yunnan Province in southern China, known for is richly earthy teas. This fermented tea is prized for it's digestive health benefits. It is a bold tea with an earthy, slightly mossy aroma (from the fermentation process) and the taste is rustic with pleasantly sweet and chocolaty notes and a fruity finish. Medium tannins with no bitterness. Pu erh can be steeped multiple times. It is great with foods that are oily, high in fat, spicy and garlicky. It also goes well with dark chocolate.


Organic Tea (Camelia Sinensis)


Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
Steeping Temp: 100°C
Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
Origin: China
Caffeine: High
Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf
Aroma: earthy, mossy
Infusion Aroma: mossy, chocolaty
Infusion Color: dark red-brown
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Wholesale/Bulk Pu-erh Loose Leaf Tea Options

You can now purchase the Pu-erh Loose Leaf Tea in wholesale and bulk quantities from Shanti Tea Importers, making it an ideal option for tea retailers and brands in the United States and Canada. This tea, celebrated for its rich, earthy flavour and digestive health benefits, is available for private and white-label customization. By partnering with Shanti Tea Importers, you can tailor the packaging and branding to suit your specific needs, offering your customers a high-quality, enjoyable tea while enhancing your brand's product offerings.

What is Pu-erh (Loose Leaf) Tea?

Pu-erh tea, hailing from the Yunnan Province in southern China, is a unique and cherished variety of fermented tea. Known for its deeply earthy and robust flavour, Pu-erh tea has a rich history and is highly valued for its distinctive taste and health benefits. The leaves undergo a special fermentation process that imparts an earthy, slightly mossy aroma, making it stand out among other teas. When brewed, loose-leaf Pu-erh tea offers a rustic flavour with pleasantly sweet and chocolaty notes, complemented by a fruity finish. The medium tannins ensure a smooth cup without bitterness, making it a versatile tea that can be steeped multiple times. Each infusion reveals more depth and complexity, allowing tea enthusiasts to savour its unique profile repeatedly.

Benefits of Drinking Pu-erh Loose Leaf Tea

Pu-erh tea is renowned for its digestive health benefits, making it an excellent choice after meals. The fermentation process produces natural probiotics that aid digestion and promote a healthy gut [1]. Additionally, pu-erh tea can help break down fats, making it particularly effective when paired with oily, high-fat, spicy, or garlicky foods [2]. This tea is also known for its ability to reduce LDL cholesterol levels [3] and improve overall cardiovascular health [4]. The presence of antioxidants helps combat free radicals, promoting overall well-being [5]. Pu-erh tea provides a gentle energy boost without the jittery effects of coffee, making it perfect for maintaining focus and productivity throughout the day.


  1. Jing Ye et al. (2016) Food Res Int.
  2. Zhen-Hui Cao et al. (2011). Phytother Res.
  3. Fengjie Huang et al. (2019). Nature Communications.
  4. Yihui Xiao et al. (2018). Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.
  5. Arpita Basu et al. (2013). Nutrition Research.

How to Enjoy Pu-erh Loose Leaf Tea

Pu-erh Loose-Leaf Tea is best enjoyed by steeping the leaves in hot water, allowing them to fully unfurl and release their rich flavors. The earthy aroma and rustic taste, with sweet, chocolaty notes, create a soothing and satisfying tea experience. This tea pairs wonderfully with various foods, particularly rich and flavorful foods. For an indulgent treat, try pairing Pu-erh tea with dark chocolate. The combination of flavours is a match made in heaven, enhancing the tea's natural sweetness and complexity. Remember to make multiple infusions, as Pu-erh tea tends to improve with each subsequent steeping, allowing you to fully appreciate its depth and character.

Organic Pu-erh Tea vs. Regular Pu-erh Tea

The primary difference between organic Pu-erh tea and regular Pu-erh tea is their cultivation and production practices. Organic Pu-erh tea is grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, using natural methods like composting and crop rotation to maintain soil fertility and control pests. This promotes environmental sustainability and biodiversity and reduces pollution. Organic Pu-erh tea must meet specific standards set by certification bodies like USDA Organic or EU Organic, ensuring adherence to strict organic farming guidelines. In contrast, regular Pu-erh tea may be grown using conventional farming methods that often involve synthetic chemicals, which can lead to environmental issues such as soil degradation and water contamination. While regular Pu-erh tea can offer excellent flavour profiles and is generally safe for consumption, organic Pu-erh tea is preferred by those seeking to avoid chemical residues. The natural farming methods of organic Pu-erh tea can result in subtle flavour differences, potentially enhancing the tea's purity and complexity. However, organic Pu-erh tea is often more expensive due to labour-intensive practices and certification costs, whereas regular Pu-erh tea is typically more affordable. The choices involve environmental impact, health concerns, flavour preferences, and cost.