With its deep earthy tones, Puerh offers a deep full bodied flavor akin to coffee.
Like the aging of wine or spirits or the modes of distinguishing some cheeses; a tea's interaction with the elements - and the seeming wear they have on it – is part of its character and flavour. Pu-erh teas, from China's Yunnan Province, are the only fully-fermented family of tisanal blends. As yeast occurs among the dried leaves, they are carefull prepared and stored to allow fermentation to set in at an accelerated pace. The result? An earthy, singular brew. The sort that becomes an instant, intense favourite for some. This is a tea that no drinker will forget.
Yunnan's expansive, storied relationship with tea speaks volumes. Origin of the very first cultivated tea trees; it is also the fitting home for this “final” blend, an elemental, dark, rich, heady tea that insists on its flavor, reducing even the most seasoned tea drinker to the memory of their first taste: The astringency, the clarity, the weight of the flavour.
Long valued for its suppression of the body's fat-producing processes; Pu-erh is rightly considered a healthy, weight-positive tea. Loved by adventurous drinkers and purists alike, this dark tea fulfills traditional flavouring even as it passes into its own unique region of taste. Sometimes wrongly thought of as a subgroup of black tea, Pu-erh more than ably holds its own as a separate class. One that you'll want to try more than once, we promise!
Base leaf: Pu-erh tea.
Health properties: Weight-positive, antioxident and antimicrobial properties.
Flavor strength: Full, Primary collection is strident earthy dark.
A lovely tea with a rich flavor yet no bitterness
As a 'fermented' (nothing to do with alcohol) tea, Pu-erh occupied its own category in the world of teas. You have described it perfectly as smooth, rich and so flavorful!
I'm new to loose teas in general and this was my first time trying Pu-Erh. It's delicious! I love having a cup in the evening after dinner.
Pu-erh has quite a following here at Good Life Tea. You may also want to try Scottish Caramel Pu-erh as well but be warned, you will like one or the other, but probably not both.
I ordered 5 different black teas to test and I have been drinking them every morning . So far I have a slight preference for the East Frisian although this AM I am drinking the puerh, love it too! My order came really fast, will be ordering again . Thanks!
Thanks for your review Kristin. You made our day!