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.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.