Pu-erh Teas - Ripe < 5 years

Pu-erh teas come from Yunnan province and improve with age. Some are still drinkable at age 50. They come in green, black, white and brick tea. These are teas with medicinal qualities, highly prized by the connoisseur. Tea leaves are withered, then, still slightly moist, they're heaped into piles where a bacterium creates a reaction. The leaves are then dried loose or compressed into tea bricks or cakes.

The peoples of the Yunnan-Tibet border have drunk pu-erh since the Tang dynasty, according to a Song dynasty scientific reference. The troops of Kublai Khan, "pacifying" the southwest after the 13th century Mongol conquest, are said to have introduced pu-erh to the rest of China for its medicinal value. Bricks of pu-erh tea constituted the first medium of monetary exchange used by nomads beyond the Great Wall of China, recorded in Chinese records as early as A.D. 476.

The aroma and flavor are earthy, and pu-erh is often blended with other teas. It is said to help lower blood
cholesterol levels and increase metabolism.  All the teas in this category are cooked to hasten the aging process, and have been aged less than five years.



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Organic Small-leaf Xizi Pu-erh

Organic Small-leaf Xizi Pu-erh

This certified organic small-leaf pu-erh brews a rich, deep-brown liquor with slightly briny aroma, a warm and rustic flavor and a satisfying,...
$3.50

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Pu-erh Tuocha "Camel Breath"

Pu-erh Tuocha "Camel Breath"

From China's Yunnan province comes this grease-cutting, coffee-kicker tea. It is aged, ripe and high octane, featuring a rich earthy taste with briny...
$2.50

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Pu-erh Tuocha with Chrysanthemum (Gupu Cha)

Pu-erh Tuocha with Chrysanthemum (Gupu Cha)

A combination of Pu-erh and Chrysanthemum tea (made from the small pale yellow blossoms of that plant) is considered particularly good for cooling...
$3.50

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Tangerine Fermented Pu-erh

Tangerine Fermented Pu-erh

A delicious high-quality pu-erh leaf has been packed into the rind of a whole Yunnan tangerine, and then allowed to dry in the sun for about a week....
$5.00

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Yunnan Pu-erh Beencha

Yunnan Pu-erh Beencha

A compressed tea cake made from Yunnan pu-erh by high-temperature steaming.  The tea is aged for a year to give a full liquor, fragrance, and smooth...
$2.75

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Yunnan Tuocha Pu-erh Xia Guan "White Crane"

Yunnan Tuocha Pu-erh Xia Guan "White Crane"

This tea is a ripe tuocha pu-erh vintage 2010 that comes from China's Yunnan province, and is the locally-renowned Xia Guan "White Crane"...
$9.00

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