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Organic Ancient Trees Pu'er Loose Leaf

Rich and earthy, this aged Pu'er tea comes in a unique, pressed shape and delivers a robust, flavorful cup with a smooth finish.
$22.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Rich, earthy, with an exceptionally smooth finish
  • Tea Type
    Pu'er
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    China
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Caffeine Level

Organic Ancient Trees Pu'er Loose Leaf
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Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 piece/12-16oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Organic Pu'er tea leaves pressed into tuo cha cake

How It Tastes

This aged and fermented tea is robust with flavor, offering a smooth cup, with earthy notes of chocolate and espresso. The thick body and dense chestnut taste leave a resounding finish on the palate. This tea can be prepared 'gongfu' style, using a small teapot and preparing multiple infusions from the same leaves.

History

Pu’er (or Pu’erh) tea is a fully fermented China tea, also known as hei cha or 'dark tea'. For generations, the ethnic groups of southwest Yunnan province have wild-harvested leaves from ancient tea plants, some centuries old and as tall as trees. The pressed leaves' unique and traditional shape is called tuo cha, or "bowl tea"; this tea can be aged and enjoyed for many years.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (6)
Average rating:
(6)
Review
Claude from Santa Barbara, CA on 7/19/2017. Drinking Peet's since the X.

Full disclosure: I am a new Pu-ehr aficionado. This tea is by far the best I have found thus far, after a fair amount of experimentation. I would give it five stars were it not for its very high price, even though I do realize that one gets what one pays for.

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Kathy from Oakland, CA on 5/17/2016. Drinking Peet's since 2007. A Peet's Employee. Customer Service Rep Emeryville

I Love this tea. It's like a black tea but without the astringency. It's very smooth, kind of has a light oilyness to it, and the more you resteep this tea the smoother it gets. It's a good tea to go with savory and sweet pastries. The Chinese normally offer this tea at dim sum because it complements everything on their menu. I have tried many Pu-er

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Moneisha from emeryville, CA on 5/13/2016. A Peet's Employee. Customer Service Specialist Home Office

Great Tea - After a recent side tasting with Sheng Pu'er, and also learning its history, I am able to appreciate it even more. I'm really impressed with the flavor profile have to admit this was a delightful surprise in a cup. Very smooth and holds it's flavor and color after the second steeping, which truly blew me away.

This tea is definitely one for the tea connoisseur. If you are searching for a tea that is tea forward, I'd definitely recommend trying this tea - Definitely worth every cent, and a little goes a long way.

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Kathy on 4/7/2016. Drinking Peet's since n/a.

This tea is fantastic tasting. It's smooth, rich and has a light nuttiness that I like. The aroma warms up the room. Best part is you can steep it multiple times and still get that rich balanced tea flavor.

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John from Piqua, OH on 1/30/2016. Drinking Peet's since long .

Note that Pu-erh, or Pu'er is spelled variably within this article and even on different sizes of the product available here have labels that vary. This makes it very difficult to find on the search engine, which is not 'sloppy' enough in my experience to recognize at least my own particular variants in spelling, which did away with hyphens and apostrophes.

I'm re-emphasizing the need to experiment with amounts and times in brewings, and it's also found that more time is necessary in the later brews. I've heard it suggested that when you get the desired results from the first post-wash brew, that you add 20 seconds per brew to each subsequent brew. For example, first brew, one minute; second brew, one minute 20 seconds; third brew, one minute 40 seconds; fourth brew, 2 minutes, and so forth.

A glass serving container or a shallow tea mug with a white bottom will make color determinations easier. The colors of these teas can be very lovely and enhance the overall experience.