This ancestral family of tea is distinguished by a typical earthy taste. It takes its name from a city in the south of Yunnan province. The Chinese consider Pu-erh to be true black tea, since in its production the tea leaves are fermented several times over a period of approximately two days.
It is a type of tea very popular for its medicinal properties. This tea, unlike the other groups, ages well and even gets better with time. It can be kept for years.
There are two kinds of raw (Sheng) and matured (Shou) Pu-erh. They come either in sheets, compressed into bricks, in discs or in bird's nests.
To learn more about Pu-erh teas, go to our dedicated page .