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Pu-erh (Loose Leaf)

Pu-erh (Loose Leaf)

Pu-erh (Loose Leaf)
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Classically earthy, rich and deep flavored fermented tea from Yunnan

Ingredients: Organic Tea (Camelia Sinensis)
25g Pouch
$6.95
100g Pouch
$18.95
500g Pouch
$84.95
2kg Pouch
$294.95
75g Tin - Loose leaf
$17.95

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Instructions

  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: China
  • Caffeine: High

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.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf
Aroma: earthy, mossy
Infusion Aroma: mossy, chocolaty
Infusion Color: dark red-brown
Base flavor: Chocolate

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This is a lovely rich tea.  It lends itself well to short repeated steeping for a number of cups of tea.

Submitted by PattyAB

From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

Pu-Erh: A Unique Experience - by Richard Isaac

Pu-Erh: A Unique Experience

Hailing from a magical-seeming country and boasting a fascinating preparation process, Pu-Erh tea is one of the most unique ways to enjoy one of mankind’s oldest hot beverages. Even the name is special: Pu-Erh comes from a trading post that was often used to barter for such products as tea in the Imperial China.

The leaves for this tea are grown on trees in China’s Yunnan Province, a gorgeous rolling land covered with greenery, foothills, and mountains. Classically beautiful terraces provide rich earth in which luscious crops grow, waterways wind through misty mountains, and temples sit against cloud-draped vistas.

It is fitting, then, that one of China’s most innovative and unmatched teas should come from one of its most sweeping regions. The ripe discs of Pu-Erh are meant to be brewed quite differently from regular loose leaf. Instead of coming in a bag or in a container of unfettered leaves, this tea arrives pressed in a disk and all wrapped up. To make a pot, simply remove...

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