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Pu Erh Tea

Pu-erh is a variety of aged, fermented tea leaves that hails from China’s Yunnan province and is much loved by tea aficionados for its complex characters and many forms. Like fine wines, a well-aged Pu-erh is a sought-after and luxurious beverage. Our online store includes authentic Raw and Ripened Puerh teas, available as both traditional cakes and luxury loose-leaf teas.


Raw or Ripened?

This speciality aged tea comes in two different types: ‘Raw’, or Sheng, Pu-erh and ‘Ripened’, Shu, Pu-rh. Traditionally produced Raw Pu-erh is aged over time – sometimes many years or decades – and goes through a slow oxidation and fermentation aging process of Camellia Sinensis, triggered by bacteria and fungus in the environment. The resulting teas range from pale golden and honeyed, to dark amber, with aromas reminiscent of rich garden soil. The best renowned for their mellow, clean flavours.

The more modern practice of ripening Pu-erh, commercialised in the 1970s, fast-tracks the fermentation process by ‘wet piling’, or dampening, the black tea leaves. These teas tend to have darker qualities, making rich reddish-brown, earthy infusions. Both may come in loose-leaf or cake form, which are loosened and pulled apart using a Pu Erh pick before use.

Which Pu-erh?

Still not sure which Pu-erh is right for you? Try our Pu-erh Tea Discovery Collection for an indulgent array of these speciality Chinese teas.

No. 80

Yunnan Pu-Erh - Loose Leaf Tea

From £5.00 for 50g Pack

Age becomes this luxury loose-leaf pu-erh from Yunnan. Fermented for up to five years by artisan producers, it’s a complex, earthy and authentic Chinese tea.

From: Yunnan Province, China

Tangerine Pu Erh - Loose Leaf Tea In Peel

From £3.50 for 3 Tangerines

This delicately crafted Pu erh tea from Yunnan, China imparts a wonderfully rich and earthy flavour with fragrant and citrussy notes of tangerine.

From: Yunnan Province, China

Ripened Cooked Pu-Erh Cake

From £9.95 for 100g Cake

Bold, smooth and woody, our Ripened Cooked Pu-erh Cake from Yunnan offers an authentic slice of Chinese tea-making tradition, perfect now or for future drinking.

From: Yunnan Province, China

No. 81

Aged Pu-Erh - 30 Year Old Loose Leaf Tea

From £19.50 for 50g Pack

Aged to perfection, this luxury loose-leaf Pu-erh from Yunnan is spicy, earthy and silky smooth – characters that only years of careful maturation can achieve.

From: Yunnan Province, China

Pu erh Tea Discovery Collection


As black tea is ages, its flavours develop to become rich and complex. Explore our most popular fermented teas from China within this collection.

Contains Five Teas

No. 83

Tuocha Pu-Erh - Mini Cakes

From £5.00 for 50g Pack

Individually wrapped and artisanally produced, our Tuocha Mini Cakes from Yunnan are a brilliantly convenient way to enjoy the earthy taste of authentic Pu-erh.

From: Yunnan Province, China

No. 84

Lincang Ripe Pu-Erh - 9 Year Aged Loose Leaf Tea

From £10.50 for 50g Pack

Skilfully crafted by farmers in Lincang, a region renowned for making high-quality Pu Erh teas, this 9 year ripened Pu Erh tea is wonderfully deep and complex.

From: Yunnan Province, China

Raw Pu-Erh Cake

From £9.95 for 100g Cake

With its smooth, earthy flavour, this Raw Pu-erh Cake from Yunnan is the perfect choice for both seasoned and novice drinkers of this speciality Chinese tea.

From: Yunnan Province, China