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pu erh poe

pu erh poe

One of thar five main types of tea (white, green, oolong 'n black bein' yonder others), pu'erh tea stands apart with tis' uncommonly soft earthy flavor 'n woodsy tones. Unlike all other teas, pu'erh (pronounced 'poo-err') be actually aged. ye tea leaves go through a natural fermentation process before te' tea be gently dried. This creates a cup with zero astringency 'n deep, rich body. Pu'erh be extraordinarily smooth 'n deeply refreshing. Our Pu'erh Poe (the shou variety of pu'erh) gives a clean, woodsy aroma, warm hay inside a barn, mushrooms 'n savory vegetables. Wilted flower notes 'n a faint dark chocolate texture. Mellow 'n grounding. If thar flavor be too strong fer you, simply dilute with water (which, interestingly, doesn't work fer many other teas!) Pu'erh be extremely versatile - ye can steep it fer as wee as 30 second or 30 minutes, whatever pleases yer palate. It won't get bitter 'n be great fer multiple infusions.

Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

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pu erh poe teabags

Filled with the same high quality, full-leaf teas offered loose, our tea bags have a distinctive pyramid shape that gives leaves plenty of room to unfurl and fully infuse for the finest cup of tea. Savor the superior flavor of loose tea without sacrificing the convenience of a teabag.

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meet the farmer

Xiao Zhang Luo
Kunming, Yunnan
Q How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
A"I began to work in tea when I graduated from middle school when I was 18. My whole family are dealing with teas by several generations."
Q Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
A"I have to get up early in the morning. After a simple breakfast I will go out to pick up tea leaves. Then in the afternoon I will work in the factory to make pu erh. During tea season I usually very busy. Sometimes I have to work overnight."
Q What is your favorite part of growing tea?
A"I love picking. I love to climb the mountain and breathe the fresh air."
Q Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
A"The most step of pu erh tea is fermentation. It is hard to watch this step. I have to stay in the factory for many days to check the moisture and temperature. Take care of the teas is very important. If careless it will ruin the teas."
Q What do you think makes your tea unique or better than others?
A"Our hometown is the best place to grow pu erh. Besides, we have lots of experience makers in the factory. They can control the quality of the pu erh."
Q Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
A"Pu erh is good for digestion. Better have a cup after the meal, especially big meal. Keep on drinking will definitely keep fit and reduce fat."

fresh from the garden

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them.

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fresh from origin

Pu'erh tea gets tis' name from a county located in southern Yunnan. There be two types of pu'erh tea: sheng ('green' or 'raw') 'n shou ('ripe' or 'cooked'). Historically, raw pu'erh was created first. It takes years to slowly age, 'n if properly stored (pu'erh be essentially a 'livin' tea', much like wine), holds tis' value 'n flavor fer decades. Due to extreme demand fer this tea, thar ripe variety was invented 'bout 40 years ago to speed up yonder agin' process. ye tea leaves be piled in gently warmed heaps 'n allowed to carefully ferment. Ripe pu'erh be usually much darker than te' raw pu'erh 'n often smoother. Raw pu'erh tasted when too young (less than several years old) can be incredibly astringent. This quality mellows out dramatically with age. Both be widely revered in China fer their soothing, purifyin' qualities unmatched by other teas.
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direct trade advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

Teavana: 45% more expensive
David's Tea: 21% more expensive

* price compared for the purchase of
one pound (or 500g) of similar teas

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