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  1. 2016 Gu Shu Man Zhuan Shan Pu Erh Tea Cake - Premium Puer Tea Beeng Cha (200g / 7oz ) 2016 Gu Shu Man Zhuan Shan Pu Erh Tea Cake - Premium Puer Tea Beeng Cha (200g / 7oz )

    2016 Gu Shu Man Zhuan Shan Pu Erh Tea Cake - Premium Puer Tea Beeng Cha (200g / 7oz )

    A gu shu sheng pu erh from Man Zhuan Shan, one of the six famous tea mountains in Yunnan. It's a rare, large leaf pu erh consisting of leaves from 600 years old trees. An exceptional pu erh tea that's hard to find, even in China. Learn More
    €51.91
  2. Guangxi Liu Bao Tea - Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea - Hei Cha (500g / 17.5oz) Guangxi Liu Bao Tea - Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea - Hei Cha (500g / 17.5oz)

    Guangxi Liu Bao Tea - Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea - Hei Cha (500g / 17.5oz)

    An aged dark tea that steeps a red brown liquor, resulting in a slightly sweet, nutty and herbal flavour. This hei cha brews an incredible infusion. It's smooth, very smooth. 500 gram (17.5 oz) of tea, packed in kraft paper inside a bamboo basket. Learn More

  3. 2016 Ripe ‘XiaoFa’ Tuocha Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5oz) 2016 Ripe ‘XiaoFa’ Tuocha Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5oz)

    2016 Ripe ‘XiaoFa’ Tuocha Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5oz)

    A top quality ripe pu erh tea based on the original recipe of the first tuocha exported to France in the 70s. The term 'XiaoFa' consists of 2 characters which are '销‘ and '法‘. Learn More

  4. 2015 Raw Chinese Tea Brick - Lao Ban Zhang Sheng Pu Erh Block Tea (200g/7oz) 2015 Raw Chinese Tea Brick - Lao Ban Zhang Sheng Pu Erh Block Tea (200g/7oz)

    2015 Raw Chinese Tea Brick - Lao Ban Zhang Sheng Pu Erh Block Tea (200g/7oz)

    A raw Chinese tea brick made from natural, sun-dried sheng pu erh tea leaves harvested in Lao Ban Zhang. Learn More

  5. Yibang Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake (2007) - Six Famous Mountain Tea Factory Yibang Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake (2007) - Six Famous Mountain Tea Factory

    Yibang Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake (2007) - Six Famous Mountain Tea Factory

    A fine Yibang pu erh tea made from raw tea leaves from the 'Six Famous Tea Mountain' factory. A treasure from 2007 that's worth to be part of your cake collection. Learn More
  6. 2015 Ripe Pu Erh Tea Cake - Classic 8663 Recipe 2015 Ripe Pu Erh Tea Cake - Classic 8663 Recipe

    2015 Ripe Pu Erh Tea Cake - Classic 8663 Recipe

    A ripe pu erh tea cake produced based on the classic 8663 recipe. Learn More
    €35.79
  7. 2015 Square Raw Pu Erh Tea Brick - Sheng Fang Cha (125 gram / 4.4 oz) 2015 Square Raw Pu Erh Tea Brick - Sheng Fang Cha (125 gram / 4.4 oz)

    2015 Square Raw Pu Erh Tea Brick - Sheng Fang Cha (125 gram / 4.4 oz)

    An unusual raw pu erh tea in the shape of a square tea brick. Learn More

  8. 2014 Bing Cha - Small Sheng Pu Erh Tea Cake (125 gram / 4.4oz) 2014 Bing Cha - Small Sheng Pu Erh Tea Cake (125 gram / 4.4oz)

    2014 Bing Cha - Small Sheng Pu Erh Tea Cake (125 gram / 4.4oz)

    From the Xiaguan factory, this beautifully packed sheng pu erh tea made from the Yunnan large leaf cultivar. Tightly compressed in a small 125 gram cake. Learn More

  9. Menghai 7572 Tea Cake - 2017 Ripe Dayi Pu Erh Tea (150g/5.3oz) Menghai 7572 Tea Cake - 2017 Ripe Dayi Pu Erh Tea (150g/5.3oz)

    Menghai 7572 Tea Cake - 2017 Ripe Dayi Pu Erh Tea (150g/5.3oz)

    A 150 gram Menghai 7572 tea cake from 2017 based on the classic 7572 recipe. 100% authentic. Directly sourced from Dayi factory. Learn More

  10. 2015 Menghai Dayi Tuocha Tea - Shou Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5 oz ) 2015 Menghai Dayi Tuocha Tea - Shou Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5 oz )

    2015 Menghai Dayi Tuocha Tea - Shou Pu Erh Tea (100 gram / 3.5 oz )

    All the way from Yunnan, the birthplace of tea, this wonderful ripe (shou) pu erh tea from the Menghai tea factory. Learn More

  11. 2011 Menghai Dayi Tea - Jia Ji Sheng Yunnan Tuocha (100 gram / 3.5 oz ) 2011 Menghai Dayi Tea - Jia Ji Sheng Yunnan Tuocha (100 gram / 3.5 oz )

    2011 Menghai Dayi Tea - Jia Ji Sheng Yunnan Tuocha (100 gram / 3.5 oz )

    Sip the original. Try this authentic Dayi tuocha all the way from Yunnan's famous Menghai Dayi tea factory. Aged in perfect conditions. Learn More

  12. 2014 Sheng Xiaguan Tuocha - Crane Label, Jin Si 'Gold Ribbon' Grade (100 gram / 3.5 oz) 2014 Sheng Xiaguan Tuocha - Crane Label, Jin Si 'Gold Ribbon' Grade (100 gram / 3.5 oz)

    2014 Sheng Xiaguan Tuocha - Crane Label, Jin Si 'Gold Ribbon' Grade (100 gram / 3.5 oz)

    Originated from Dali (Yunnan), this incredibly tasty 2014 tuocha tea from the famous Xiaguan tea factory. Gold Ribbon (Jin Si) grade, Crane label series. Learn More

  13. 2007 Nan Qiao Raw Pu Erh Tea - 753 Recipe Sheng Pu erh Tea Cake (357g / 12.6oz) 2007 Nan Qiao Raw Pu Erh Tea - 753 Recipe Sheng Pu erh Tea Cake (357g / 12.6oz)

    2007 Nan Qiao Raw Pu Erh Tea - 753 Recipe Sheng Pu erh Tea Cake (357g / 12.6oz)

    An award-winning sheng pu erh tea cake from the Nan Qiao tea factory. This cake consists of large fatty leaves and buds that results a mouth-watering golden yellow brew. There's a clear and lingering aroma of orchid. Stored and ripened in Kunming, Yunnan. Learn More

    Out of stock

  14. 2007 Ba Jiao Ting Peacock Label Pu Erh Tea - Li Ming Factory Sheng Puer Tea (357g) 2007 Ba Jiao Ting Peacock Label Pu Erh Tea - Li Ming Factory Sheng Puer Tea (357g)

    2007 Ba Jiao Ting Peacock Label Pu Erh Tea - Li Ming Factory Sheng Puer Tea (357g)

    An amazingly affordable 2007 sheng pu erh tea from the Li Ming tea factory. A tightly stone-pressed cake made from natural Menghai leaves. It brews a red-yellow cup of tea with a full texture and a long-lasting after taste. Learn More

  15. 2006 Sheng Yunnan Tuocha Tea, Xiaguan Tea Factory – Crane Label, Te Ji (100 gram / 3.5 oz) 2006 Sheng Yunnan Tuocha Tea, Xiaguan Tea Factory – Crane Label, Te Ji (100 gram / 3.5 oz)

    2006 Sheng Yunnan Tuocha Tea, Xiaguan Tea Factory – Crane Label, Te Ji (100 gram / 3.5 oz)

    Lighter weight than the large pu erh cake, this 100 g size is ideal for those who would like to try a superior sheng (raw) pu’er tea at an affordable price. Learn More

  16. Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea Mix Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea Mix

    Mini Yunnan Tuocha Tea Mix

    If you are new to pu erh tea and have yet to discover the different types of aromas it offers, then this mini tuocha tea mix is the right place to start. Reap the weight loss benefits of this pu erh while enjoying the diverse mix of flavors that ensure you will never get bored. Learn More
    €7.12
  17. 2009 Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea 2009 Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea

    2009 Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea

    Direct from Yunnan this high grade loose pu erh tea. Easy and perfect for serving in restaurant or use it as a base loose leaf pu erh tea to create your signature blend. Learn More
  18. Mini Pu'erh Tea Bar (50gr) - 2012 Pu'er Tea Gift

    Mini Pu'erh Tea Bar (50gr) - 2012 Pu'er Tea Gift

    Made from 2012 'gift tea grade' leaves selected by the Teasenz team and pressed into a tea bar. Easy to break and steep right away, or to store and let it ripen further. A perfect gift to surprise your tea lover. Learn More

  19. Yunnan Pu'erh Tea Cake - 2013 Ripe (Shou) Pu er Tea (357 gram) Yunnan Pu'erh Tea Cake - 2013 Ripe (Shou) Pu er Tea (357 gram)

    Yunnan Pu'erh Tea Cake - 2013 Ripe (Shou) Pu er Tea (357 gram)

    Pu erh tea from the birthplace of tea itself: Yunnan. This area’s perfect natural conditions for growing tea result in unique, earthy flavors that deepen and change with each steep. Learn More

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    2015 Ripe Chinese Brick Tea - Lao Ban Zhang Shou Pu Erh Tea Block (200g / 7oz) 2015 Ripe Chinese Brick Tea - Lao Ban Zhang Shou Pu Erh Tea Block (200g / 7oz)

    2015 Ripe Chinese Brick Tea - Lao Ban Zhang Shou Pu Erh Tea Block (200g / 7oz)

    A young but amazing tea brick consisting of tea leaves harvested in Lao Ban Zhang and compressed by a small boutique factory in Kunming. Learn More

    Regular Price: €15.18

    Now €13.39

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What is pu erh tea?

Pu erh tea, also written a pu’er (普洱茶 in Chinese), is a special type of tea that originates from China’s Yunnan province. This tea category is named after the city of puer. It was around a 1000 years ago when the people and horses carried lots of tea bricks and cakes from pu’er to nearby regions including Bengal, Burma, Tibet and Central China. This trade link is also called the ‘Ancient Tea Route’ or ‘Tea Horse Road’.

Pu’er versus dark tea

Due to it’s popularity, pu’er has become the synonym for any tea that’s post fermented, though the term isn’t completely correct. The official term for post fermented teas is hei cha (黑茶) or ‘dark tea’. This term would be more fair as there are also dark teas produced in other provinces such has Sichuan.

Raw and ripe pu erh

Depending on the processing method, there are generally two types of pu erh: raw and ripe (or ‘sheng’ and ‘shou’ in Chinese). Raw pu erh tea is made the original way in which leaves are picked, dried, and roasted resulting in loose pu erh also known as ‘mao cha’. Afterwards, the lose leaves are compressed in to raw pu erh cakes. Because raw pu erh cakes can take years to ripe, a new type of processing method was invented. Instead of compressing mao cha directly into cakes, they’re first piled up for faster fermentation under controlled conditions. This additional step of processing results in what we call ‘ripe pu erh&rsquo, which is also known as 'cooked puerh'.

Buy pu erh tea online

Buying a good pu erh is challenging. Prices vary a lot simply because the quality can be very volatile. Luckily you can rely on Teasenz for curating the best pu erh teas from China, which can be shipped directly to your door. Most of our offerings are sourced direct from the producer, making sure it’s as authentic as it can be. Our collection of pu erh is diverse: you can get your tea in loose or compressed form. And for the latter, there are different shapes available such as cakes, bricks an tuocha. Moreover, we offer teas from small family farm producers as well as larger factories such as Xiaguan and Dayi.