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  1. 6 Haiwan 'Old Comrade' Pu Erh Tea Cakes Set - 600g
  2. 2019 Old Comrade Liang Gong Chang Ling ‘Longevity’ Ripe Pu Erh 400g
  3. 2021 Haiwan Old Tree ‘Between Clouds’ Tea Cake
  4. 2022 Haiwan Old Comrade 5-10 Year Aged Sheng, Die Xian Thin Cake 75g
  5. Anhua Dark Tea, 7 Kinds Tasting Set, Hunan Baishaxi Hei Cha 200g
  6. 2020 Phoenix Ripe Pu Erh Tea Collection: Ban Zhang, Yiwu, Bingdao
  7. 2019 Spring Xiao Hu Sai Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake 200g
  8. 2020 Phoenix Raw Pu Erh Tea Collection: Ban Zhang, Yiwu, Bingdao
  9. 2017 Ripe Mushroom Tuo Cha, Xiaguan Jin Si Tibetan Flame Label, Da Xue Shan 250g
  10. 2013 Xiaguan Sheng Pumpkin Tribute Tuocha - 100g
  11. 2020 Hu Po Fang Zhuan ‘Amber Brick’ - Menghai Dayi Ripe Pu Erh Tea Brick 60g
  12. Green Orange Pu Erh ‘Xin Hui Xiao Qing Gan’ - Ripe Pu Erh Stuffed in Small Tangerine 250g
  13. 2021 Lao Tong Zhi Old Comrade ‘Fen Dou’ Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake 357g
  14. 2013 Zi Juan Purple Tea Cake - Sheng Purple Tea 100g
  15. 2021 Sun Dried Black Tea Cake - Shai Hong Compressed Black Tea 100g
  16. Guangxi Liu Bao Tea - Liu Bao Cha Dark Tea - Hei Cha 500g
  17. 2015 Ripe Chinese Brick Tea - Lao Ban Zhang Shou Pu Erh Tea Block 200g
  18. 2019 Raw Chinese Tea Brick - Lao Ban Zhang Sheng Pu Erh Block Tea 200g
  19. Menghai 7572 Tea Cake - 2021 Ripe Dayi Pu Erh Tea 150g
  20. Menghai 7542 Tea - 2020 Dayi / TaeTea Sheng Pu Erh Tea Cake 150g
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Yunnan Pu Erh Teas

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.