One of the five main types of tea (white, green, oolong and black being the others), pu erh tea stands apart with its uncommonly soft earthy flavor and woodsy tones. Unlike all other teas, pu erh (pronounced 'poo-err') is actually aged. The tea leaves go through a natural fermentation process before the tea is gently dried. This creates a cup with zero astringency and a deep, rich body. Pu erh is extraordinarily smooth and deeply refreshing. Our Pu erh Dante (the shou variety of pu erh) gives a clean, damp forest aroma, dried mushrooms, leather, and earth. Some sweetness of figs or dates and a slightly creamy flavor. Mellow and grounding. If the flavor is too strong for you, simply dilute with water (which, interestingly, doesn't work for many other teas!) Pu erh is extremely versatile - you can steep it for as little as 30 seconds or 30 minutes, whatever pleases your palate. It won't get bitter and is great for multiple infusions.
Pu Erh Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
This two-year-old shou (ripened) Pu Erh recalls the deep petrichor essence after the rains and the mellow smells of the forest floor at once sweet and earthy. Our artisanal grower, Xiao Zhang Luo, instills into each leaf of his Pu Erh love and experience. We extended his tea’s light, essence of lush mountains and fresh air with a fruity combination of mango, papaya, coconut, and apple to please the veteran tea drinker and novice alike. Rinse the leaves for 45 seconds, then discard the water before steeping fully. Brew 30 seconds or 30 minutes, it never gets unpleasantly astringent.
Part of black teas of China sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
fujian baroque, keemun concerto, pu-erh dante, yunnan jig
black teas of China
will make 35 cups
Questions and Answers
Ask a question about pu erh dante and have the Adagio Teas community offer feedback.
How old is is the pu-erh dante?
Asked by Mark Biolena
on October 6th, 2018
What is the technical difference between this tea and Pu-Erh Poe? I have tried both and can tell a difference, but I don't know why they are different.
Asked by Tiger Lily
on February 21st, 2020
I am trying to recreate a chocolate peppermint Pu-ehr from another company I will no longer shop from. Is this better for blending, or is the Pu-ehr Poe a better choice?
Asked by L. M.
on January 26th, 2020
Meet our pu-erh dante farmer, Xiao Zhang Luo
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. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
“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.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
“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.”
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
“I love picking. I love to climb the mountain and breathe the fresh air.”