Pu-erh Teas - Raw > 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 raw (uncooked), and have been aged five years or more.



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Green Menghai Beencha Pu-erh

Green Menghai Beencha Pu-erh

Harvested in March 1999, this lightly-aged Green Menghai Pu-erh Cake tea comes from China's Yunnan province. It yields a reddish-golden liquor with...
$60.00

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Yiwu Beencha

Yiwu Beencha

Vintage 2004 Net weight 250g
$35.00

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2007 Green Pu-erh Cake

2007 Green Pu-erh Cake

Here's an excellent vintage 2007 pu-erh to drink now or age for later enjoyment.  It benefits from a long steep with fully boiling water.  Available...
$20.00

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Mini Menghai Beencha

Mini Menghai Beencha

The Mini Menghai Beencha pu-erh vintage 1999 brews a golden tawny liquor with a spicy, earthy aroma. It has a satisfying, slightly smoky taste. This...
$20.00

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Green Pu-erh

Green Pu-erh

This vintage 1995 Green Pu-erh from Yunnan province has twisted, khaki-colored leaves that yield a warm golden liquor. Its taste is full and...
$3.00

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