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Pu-erh Loose Tea

A strong body and an earthy tone... Read More

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6,10€ RRP 9,50€

Item Code: 301531 / Net weight: 100g / 3.53oz

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A strong body and an earthy tone...

A speciality of Yunnan Province in China, pu-erh tea has a strong body and an earthy tone. The distinct flavour is developed through a process of wet-fermentation and the taste is said to improve with age.

A gold winner in the 2012 Great Taste Awards, the judges described this tea as having a “good pu-erh flavour, not in the least dirty.” It may be something of an acquired taste, but the Chinese swear by pu-erh as an aid to digestion, even drinking it to promote weight loss.

  • Origin

    China, Yunnan Province

  • Tastes like

    Slightly sweet and earthy

  • When to drink

    Throughout the day


Brew the perfect cup

Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.

A note from Whittard

“I’m a big fan of our Mango & Bergamot – the coloured petals look lovely against the green tea leaves, and I like to store it in glass sweetshop jars on my kitchen shelf.”

- Marie Laure, Covent Garden Store Manager


The Chinese invented paper, gunpowder and the compass. But their finest innovation has to be tea, reputedly first discovered by the emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE. Originally prepared as a medicinal brew, tea became a drink in its own right during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE), and today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black, green and white tea to oolong, puerh and yellow tea. If you’re looking for a bit of teatime reading take a look at Lu Yu’s ‘Tea Classic’: first written in 780 CE, it covers everything from cultivation methods to tea etiquette…

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* * * * - Excellent affordable Pu-Erh by Oliver von S-S on 8th April 2015

An excellent single-infusion loose-leaf pu-erh. Does not respond well to subsequent steeping of the same leaf, as one would do with compressed pu-erh. This is a shame, as only one set of flavors are extracted from the leaf, making it poorly suited to the traditional Chinese gong-fu style of steeping. Perhaps this style of leaf makes it easier to make an infusion the European way, which makes it easier for beginners to make a good-tasting cup of tea. Nevertheless, it is a great and affordable everyday pu-erh that tastes pleasantly "of the earth."

* * * * - Pu-er tea taste by Chris Thomas on 10th November 2014

Just tried my first cup following the instructions and I was pleasantly surprised by the first to last flavour of the infusion. An earthy taste, soft on the palate without any harshness to the initial tasting and a mellow aftertaste, recommend this loose tea.

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