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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.


Aged Raw & Ripened Pu Erh Tea

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.

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

Ripened Cooked Pu-Erh Cake

£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. 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

£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