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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1st Grade Pu-erh Tuocha "Camel Breath"

1st Grade Pu-erh Tuocha "Camel Breath"

Our 1st Grade Pu-erh Tuocha "Camel Breath" comes in larger, paper-wrapped buttons and has the same great earthy taste with subtle elemental...
$3.50

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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 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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Pu-erh Mini Tea Cakes

Pu-erh Mini Tea Cakes

The standard 357-gram, dinner plate-sized cake has always been popular but it's work to break off to brew up a mug or pot. These approximately 8-gram...
$3.00

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Sticky Rice Mini Pu-erh Tuocha (Cooked)

Sticky Rice Mini Pu-erh Tuocha (Cooked)

Premium quality cooked pu-erh is mixed with the leaves of Semnostachya menglaensis H. P. Tsui and pressed into convenient tuochas in this aromatic...
$3.00

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Organic Pu-erh

Organic Pu-erh

Organic pu-erh teas are extremely rare. This medium-leafed organic tea has a slight sherry-like fragrance and yields a deep brown liquor with a...
$2.75

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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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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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Loose-leaf Pu-erh

Loose-leaf Pu-erh

This Loose-leaf Pu-erh tea from Yunnan province has all of the medicinal qualities of the pressed pu-erh bricks, and the loose-leaf form makes it...
$2.25

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Large Leaf Aged Pu-erh from Old Trees

Large Leaf Aged Pu-erh from Old Trees

This Large Leaf Aged Pu-erh from Old Trees has a delightful aroma like an ancient wildwood. It is grown in the Six Ancient Mountains in southern...
$2.00

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