Pu Erh tea is known for its woody taste and its great health benefits. In addition to Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea, Bedford Tea also sells Pu Erh in form of “cakes”.
Often referred to as a post-fermented tea, Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea is named after the town in which it is produced in China’s Yunnan province.
This tea is a post-fermented tea. What does it mean? Its production process is slightly different to that of other black tea types. There is one additional step in the preparation of Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea. After the rolling of leaves this tea type undergoes an additional fermentation (oxidation). In this respect Pu Erh Tea is unique, because no other tea is produced in the same way.
There are two kinds of Pu Erh: sheng (raw) which is allowed to develop and age naturally, and shou (ripe) which undergoes an accelerated fermentation process. Our Loose Leaf Pu Erh tea is the ripe one. This tea type has a very original taste. It definitely has earthy notes, in addition to some woody flavour.
What is more, due to the post-fermentation, Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea contains a lot of tannins, that eliminate bitterness from its taste. Therefore, even if you brew your Pu Erh Tea too strong, it won’t be bitter.
Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea has a very original taste. So it is at its best without sugar or milk.
China is the cradle of all teas. This country is particularly famous for its green tea, that is definitely the most popular drink in China. However, Chinese Black tea is also quite well known. With the exception that what we call ‘black tea’ in the entire world, the Chinese would call ‘red tea’. This is their name for fermented (oxidised) tea. The preparation technique for fermented tea differs from that of green tea.
Bedford tea will gladly offer you different types of Chinese Black Tea! The most famous ones include Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea and Pu Erh Tea. Those two tea types are world-famous for different reasons. Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf Tea is known for its smoky aroma and slightly tart taste, reminding of woodsmoke. Pu Erh Tea, on the other hand, is renowned for its health benefits, especially aid in weight loss.
Another great advantage of our Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea is the fact that it exists in different forms. We proudly offer you our Pu Erh Tea as a Loose Leaf tea, as well as in a pressed form. Our pressed Pu Erh Tea is called Pu Erh Tuocha Tea.
Finally, should you wish to enjoy a cup of Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea, and not have to do the mundane duty of cleaning the teapot afterwards? Then discover our Tea Accessories! They will come in handy here!
Loose Leaf Pu Erh Tea
Tea type: Chinese Black Tea
Ingredients: Black tea
2g/200ml 100 °C 3-5 minutes