Imperial Puerh Loose Tea
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Our loose leaf Imperial Puerh is a particularly fine variety from the home of puerh tea, Yunnan Province in China. Clear-tasting and richly flavoursome, it's substantially full-bodied without a hint of heaviness.
Unlike many lesser-quality puerhs which tend to be heavy and musty, you'll find the earthy notes are beautifully balanced by a fresh, clean sweetness in this. The result is surprisingly refreshing.
• Origin: China
• Tea type: Puerh
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 50g = 25 cups
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
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Strong and earthy, yet clean and refreshing
Enjoy with dim sum in the traditional Hong Kong style
Aged puerh can fetch staggeringly high prices when sold at auction. Hong Kong’s first auction dedicated to tea took place in 2013, with a single cake of puerh going for just over £30,000. Our puerh might not be so pricey, but we’ve given this tea the number 30 as a mark of its distinguished quality.
Brew the Perfect cup
Teaspoons (2 grams)
The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.
The Only Fermented Tea
Puerh's unique among tea for its processing methods: the leaves are packed into "cakes" and kept in a warm, dark room where they gradually ferment. The final tea has a distinctively earthy flavour that's considered an acquired taste. We think it's definitely one worth acquiring…
Buyers tip – Rinse the leaves before brewing as this will improve the flavour.