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Pu-erh Loose Tea

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

Great Taste Award Sticker 2012 (2 Star)
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Price: $10.92

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

Ingredients

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 huge oolong fan – the sheer diversity of different flavours is pretty mind-boggling. My favourites are the creamy, almost buttery high grown oolongs grown in Taiwan.”

- Bethan, Specialist Tea Buyer

China

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2 Reviews

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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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