Yunnan Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh Tea

The representative of Yunnan dark tea is Pu-erh tea cake. It is produced after a long period of artificial fermentation (in piles with controlled temperature and humidity) of loose Yunnan green tea (Yunnan sun-baked green crude tea). It is usually made into compressed tea, such as the Qizibing (Seven Cakes) tea, brick tea, bowl tea, etc.

Pu-erh tea cake, very popular in the tea market today, is a representative of dark tea—one of the six basic types of tea. It is also the favorite among the types of dark tea. Growing in a pure environment, it is effective in improving digestion and controlling cholesterol and blood pressure. This has increased its function to meet the spiritual and physical need of the modern generation.

Loose leaf Pu-erh tea has more than one tea types, but normally is classified into raw tea and ripened tea according to the processing technique.

Raw Pu-erh tea-Uncooked Pu-erh

Green Maocha made from the large-leaf variety, is in either loose form or compressed form of different shapes. Loose leaf of Pu-erh tea can be considered as a vital raw component of Pu-erh tea cake.

Ripened Pu-erh Tea – Cooked Pu-erh

The raw tea stored and fermented naturally can be stored for more than 15 years. Pu-erh tea, after fermentation according to the traditional process, becomes milder. In the 1970s, the artificial pile fermentation technique was introduced, enabling Pu-erh tea reach the desired quality in a short time. This kind of Pu-erh is called "Shu/Shou Pu-erh" literally ripe pu-erh tea or cooked pu-erh, i.e. Pu-erh with artificial fermentation, or Pu-erh with modern processing. With this process accompanied by being aged in clean and dry warehouse for several month (sometimes for years), the tea could then be distributed in the market. The high-quality ripe loose leaf of pu-erh tea is maroon or dark brown in color. The liquid is dark red, clear and tastes mellow, smooth and sweet, without any musty odor.

Choose from an array of pu-erh tea cake and loose leaf pu-erh tea available online at Esgreen at most affordable prices.


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  1. 357g-Raw/Uncooked Pu-erh Tea Cake-NaKa Wild Tea Trees

    The raw material of this 357g Naka tea cake is sourced from Naka ancient tea growing Area-Lahu Ethnic Village of Menghai County. it is easily to be aged in natural storage condition and turns into a vintage mouth-feel very quick. It has a very unique orchid aroma, elegantly fragrant and sweet. Meanwhile, it will provide a richer and various tasting experience with time. Learn More
  2. Xue Ya(Snow Sprout) Handmade Pu-erh Tea Ball-Uncooked/Raw

    Starting at $5.50
    The tea specially processed from fresh tea buds of the big-leaf tea-plants grown in Yangta High-mountain Area. This tea features a silvery green appearance with white fuzz, sturdy and fat buds, strong fragrance, bright yellowish-green liquid, mellow and refreshing taste with sweet aftertaste and enduring brews. About 8g per piece, 50g includes 6pcs tea balls. Learn More
  3. Yue Guang Bai(Moonlight White) Handmade Pu-erh Tea Ball-Uncooked/Raw

    Starting at $4.75
    The special part of this tea is the tea leaves have been withered under the moonlight to the necessary level of dryness (unlike the other white tea or pu-erh, which must be withered under sunlight). Since the moonlight withering process is conducted for a long time, it causes some interior oxidation by the interior enzymes. You will find this tea has stronger floral fragrance than other white tea and provide a long-last sweet after taste. About 8g per piece, 50g includes 6pcs tea balls. Learn More
  4. Nuo Mi Xiang(Glutinous Rice Flavored)-Handmade Pu-erh Tea Ball-Cooked/Ripe

    Starting at $4.85
    This tea has a very mild, soft mouth feel. It makes you feel warm, refreshing. The glutinous rice aroma lingering in mouth while the sweet aftertaste comes from the throat. It still tastes like pu-erh but there is this ricey tone in the background. The herb primarily affects the aroma of this tea but it’s very neutral, won't cover the overall pu-erh character . About 8g per piece, 50g includes 6pcs tea balls. Learn More
  5. Bu Lang Mountain Ancient Tea Tree-Handmade Pu-erh Tea Ball-Cooked/Ripe

    Starting at $5.35
    The raw material of this tea is harvest from Bu Lang tea producing area. Only middle size 3~4 grade slim, tender tea leaves are used. The raw materials have been piling, aging, then hand made into tight tea balls. About 8g per piece, 50g includes 6pcs tea balls. Learn More

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