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  1. 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

  2. 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
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    2016 Haiwan Tea Factory Sheng Pu Erh Tea Brick, Halal Certified - Lao Tong Zhi 9968 Recipe 250g/8.8oz 2016 Haiwan Tea Factory Sheng Pu Erh Tea Brick, Halal Certified - Lao Tong Zhi 9968 Recipe 250g/8.8oz

    2016 Haiwan Tea Factory Sheng Pu Erh Tea Brick, Halal Certified - Lao Tong Zhi 9968 Recipe 250g/8.8oz

    A compressed tea brick consisting of 250g of sheng pu erh tea. It’s a 2016 ‘Old Friends’ series brick from the Haiwan Tea Factory. Processed based on the classic 9968 recipe. Learn More

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    2013 Dayi ‘Lucky’ Raw Tuocha Tea - Taetea Sheng Pu Erh Tuocha 100g/3.5oz 2013 Dayi ‘Lucky’ Raw Tuocha Tea - Taetea Sheng Pu Erh Tuocha 100g/3.5oz

    2013 Dayi ‘Lucky’ Raw Tuocha Tea - Taetea Sheng Pu Erh Tuocha 100g/3.5oz

    Dayi brand’s well known ‘lucky’ pu erh tea in a classic tuocha shape, packed in a gift worthy box. Selected premium raw leaves are used to produce a delicate and lingering after taste. Learn More
    $10.99

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    2013 Dayi Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake ‘Gao Shan Yun Xiang’ 357g/12.6oz 2013 Dayi Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake ‘Gao Shan Yun Xiang’ 357g/12.6oz

    2013 Dayi Raw Pu Erh Tea Cake ‘Gao Shan Yun Xiang’ 357g/12.6oz

    A popular sheng pu erh cake from Dayi’s ‘Gao Shan Yun Xiang’ (High Mountain Rhyme) series. Highly sought after by pu erh tea collectors. Learn More

  6. 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
    $16.95

  7. 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

  8. 2016 Zi Juan Purple Tea Cake - Sheng Purple Tea (100g/3.5oz) 2016 Zi Juan Purple Tea Cake - Sheng Purple Tea (100g/3.5oz)

    2016 Zi Juan Purple Tea Cake - Sheng Purple Tea (100g/3.5oz)

    A 2016 early Spring purple tea cake with a smooth and intense honey like aroma. A perfectly processed zi juan purple tea at an unbeatable price for 100g of tea. Learn More

  9. 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

  10. 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
    $7.95
  11. 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
  12. 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)

    A raw pu erh tea, perfectly machine pressed into a square tea brick. Perfect aging ability. Learn More

  13. 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

  14. 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
    $57.95
  15. 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

  16. 2009 Ripe Emperor's Pu Erh Tea Cake - Shou Gong Ting Pu Erh (250g/8.8oz) 2009 Ripe Emperor's Pu Erh Tea Cake - Shou Gong Ting Pu Erh (250g/8.8oz)

    2009 Ripe Emperor's Pu Erh Tea Cake - Shou Gong Ting Pu Erh (250g/8.8oz)

    A kun ming storage pu erh cake consisting of 2009 ripe emperor (gong ting) grade tea leaves. Explore the depth of this tea with changing flavours one steep after another. Learn More

    Out of stock

  17. Wild Orange Pu'er Tea - 2009 Ripe Tangerine Puerh Cha

    Wild Orange Pu'er Tea - 2009 Ripe Tangerine Puerh Cha

    Smooth and fruity with an aroma of fresh oranges. A beautiful tea with ripe leaves aged in a tangerine. If you're an adventurous tea drinker, this is the one for you. Learn More
    $9.95
  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Chocolate Pu Erh Tea Bar (70 gram) -  2008 Ripe Yunnan Puer Cha

    Chocolate Pu Erh Tea Bar (70 gram) - 2008 Ripe Yunnan Puer Cha

    Premium 2008 Yunnan pu erh tea, classically compressed into a delightful, chocolate bar-shaped brick of tea. Many years of ripening bring about this luxuriant, full-bodied flavor with hints of chocolate and malt. A perfect slimming digestive tea for after lunch or dinner. Learn More

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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.