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 five years or more.



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Chi Tse Beencha, Aged Vietnamese Pu-erh, Private Reserve

Chi Tse Beencha, Aged Vietnamese Pu-erh, Private Reserve

This vintage 1995 pu-erh tea is grown in Vietnam and goes through a process of optimum fermentation and steaming in Yunnan province after which the...
$80.00

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Horse Brick Pu-erh

Horse Brick Pu-erh

This Horse Brick Pu-erh (Ma Zhuan Cha) - Commerative Issue - tea harvested in March 2002, Year of the Horse, brews a dark reddish-brown liquor with...
$40.00

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2007 Gold Bud Beencha Ripe Tribute Cake

2007 Gold Bud Beencha Ripe Tribute Cake

Cooked pu-erh cake, approximately 400g.
$34.00

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2007 Yunnan Changyuan Washan Tea Factory 7581 Ripe Pu-erh Brick

2007 Yunnan Changyuan Washan Tea Factory 7581 Ripe Pu-erh Brick

Tea master Tan Mei owns the Yunnan Changyuan Washan Tea Factory. She originally was a tea master in Kun Ming Tea Factory. This 7581 pu-erh brick was...
$20.00

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Golden Melon Pu-erh

Golden Melon Pu-erh

This cooked pu-erh tea vintage 2004 has a satisfying taste with briny overtones and a superb elemental fragrance. It is available in three sizes: 100...
$20.00

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Black River Mountain Pu-erh

Black River Mountain Pu-erh

This high-grade aged pu-erh vintage 1997 was grown near the Vietnam border in Yunnan province.  The dry leaves are highly aromatic and show evidence...
$7.50

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Liubao Pu-erh

Liubao Pu-erh

Here's a rare and very funky mix of leaves and stems from Guangxi Province. This vintage 2009 pu-erh brews a clear wine red liquor that is smooth and...
$6.00

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Tibetan Brick Pu-erh (2002)

Tibetan Brick Pu-erh (2002)

This Tibetan Brick tea has a delightful taste -- earthy, smooth and mature.  It definitely has lots of character and personality.  Add salt...
$5.00

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Aged Long Leaf Pu-erh

Aged Long Leaf Pu-erh

This Aged Long Leaf Pu-erh from the Black River Mountain area in Yunnan province has a delightful earthy aroma characteristic of quality aged...
$1.75

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