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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.

  • Our Jasmine Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Jasmine petals and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Jasmine lends a light and sweet floral note and compliments the Pu-erh perfectly in creating a unique flavor profile.

    Jasmine Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Our Jasmine Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Jasmine petals and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Jasmine lends a light and sweet floral note and compliments the Pu-erh perfectly in creating a unique flavor profile...

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  • From cheese to wine or classic movies, many things get better with age. The same holds true with Pu erh tea, a type of mostly unoxidized green tea grown in China's Yunnan province. Unlike traditional teas in which 2 young leaves and a bud are plucked, Pu erh uses 3-4 leaves and a bud which is more suitable to the fermentation process. Once fermented, the best Pu ers are aged like fine wine or cheese yielding an earthy, musty character that sets the tea apart from all its younger competitors.

    Premium Pu erh - 2016 Harvest

    From cheese to wine or classic movies, many things get better with age. The same holds true with Pu erh tea, a type of mostly unoxidized green tea grown in China's Yunnan province. Unlike traditional teas in which 2 young leaves and a bud are plucked, Pu...

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  • From cheese to wine or classic movies, many things get better with age. The same holds true with Pu erh tea, a type of mostly unoxidized green tea grown in China's Yunnan province. Once fermented, the best Pu ers are aged like fine wine or cheese yielding an earthy, musty character that sets the tea apart from all its younger competitors. Being two years older than our Premium Pu erh, Royal Pu erh yields an even smoother and deeper tasting experience.

    Royal Pu erh - 2014 Harvest

    From cheese to wine or classic movies, many things get better with age. The same holds true with Pu erh tea, a type of mostly unoxidized green tea grown in China's Yunnan province. Once fermented, the best Pu ers are aged like fine wine or cheese...

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  • 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...

    $11.98 - $23.96
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