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Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh Tea

A unique form of tea, named after the town of Pu Er in Yunnan province, that has a completely different processing method,and usually taste, to other teas. Made from a broadleaf variety of the tea grown in Yunnan, it is initially processed like a green tea. However things then change radically! The dried tea is then aged in a dark location – often for many years. During this time the tea undergoes a form oxidation caused by the growth of yeast on the tea – in just the same way that wine is produced. Though the tea appears like a black tea, this secondary oxidation produces a tea that has an absolutely unique taste. When done right – again just like wines – it results in a tea that has an amazing bold, strong taste and aroma!