Pu erh Teas

Pu erh tea may be one of the most unusual teas you find as it has unique processing and storage techniques as well as one of a kind flavor profiles.

Pu erh is the only type of tea that is fermented, like wine or cheese, and oxidized. Pu erh generally consists of two categories, raw, sometimes called green or uncooked, and ripened, sometimes called fermented or cooked.

Raw pu erh is processed like green tea and is sometimes pressed into various shapes. Once processing is completed this tea is carefully stored and aged for future consumption. The process takes several years as very young raw pu erh can be quite astringent. The aging refines the tea and brings out flavors unlike any other variety. Essentially, pu erh is a living tea, much like wine, and carefully aged pu erhs are some of the most expensive teas on earth.

Ripened pu erh undergoes a faster, deeper aging process to encourage oxidation and fermentation. This only takes about three months and is therefore significantly less expensive than raw pu erh. The ripened pu erh will taste like a green pu erh that has been aged for 15 to 20 years, but not exactly the same. 

Our pu erh loose leaf teas are carefully selected and hand-crafted by tea masters. We micro-blend and package small batches assuring you get the best loose leaf tea from each harvest. 

At The Spice & Tea Shoppe we never compromise on quality and strive to offer you only the best loose leaf tea because we feel you deserve it.

  • Competition Grade Golden Pu erh

    This hand-picked competition-grade Gong Ting Pu erh from the Yunnan Province is one of our finest teas. Loaded with golden tips it brews a robust cup that is earthy, smooth and full-bodied with sweet rich honey and chocolate notes. Made with premium...

  • Tuo Cha Pu erh tea (also spelled puer and puerh) compressed into 3-gram ball mini teacakes. Pu erh undergoes a unique processing method of sun fixation, rolling, piling, drying, compressing, and aging. Each tea ball is suitable for one cup, which may be brewed many times without getting bitter, and yields a dark cup with earthy, sweet notes. Steep: 1 tuo cha, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Fermented (Shou) Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Tuo Cha Pu erh tea (also spelled puer and puerh) compressed into 3-gram ball mini teacakes. Pu erh undergoes a unique processing method of sun fixation, rolling, piling, drying, compressing, and aging. Each tea ball is suitable for one cup, which may be...

  • Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye translates to Sweet Rice Tender Leaves. This tea is left for months Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye leaves until the tea leaves take on the scent of the herb. The leaves are then pressed into tiny tuo chas, are left to ferment and then finally wrapped in rice paper. Once steeped, the tea emits a sweet aroma identical to that of fresh sticky rice. Brews an exceptionally savory yet robust cup. Steep: 1 tuo cha, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Sticky Rice Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye translates to Sweet Rice Tender Leaves. This tea is left for months Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye leaves until the tea leaves take on the scent of the herb. The leaves are then pressed into tiny tuo chas, are left to ferment and then finally...

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