A unique aged tea, Pu'er is made from Yunnan tea and stored to age after oxidation. The most popular cooked Pu'er teas are oxidized and then aged. Pu'er is also compressed into cakes, bricks, "bowls" (tuo cha), and other shapes. Molding the leaves requires a brief injection of steam; this small step alters the character of the finished compressed tea, and Pu'er connoisseurs prefer these over loose Pu'er. "Uncooked" Pu'er begins as non-oxidized tea, and the leaves undergo slight, natural oxidation as they age. For compressed teas, break off small pieces to brew, or steam the entire cake/brick to loosen the leaves; spread the leaves out and allow them to dry completely, then store in a lidded container.
Yunnan Pu'er, Very Old
#5021 Large Leaf
#5022 Small Leaf
A smooth, richly flavored Pu'er with a very dark brew, showing the best of aged cooked Pu'er. A consistent bestseller; for the true Pu'er devotee.
Yunnan Menghai Pu'er
#5051 Special Grade
Slender and long leaf with long stalks, rich earthy flavor.
Fancy Yunnan Tribute Pu'er
Dark and deep, but very smooth.
Organic Yunnan Pu'er
Gong-ting or Palace style = smaller leaves
Yunnan Teahouse Pu'er
Large, bold leaf; earthy, full flavor. Top grade for teahouses and Dim Sum meals.
Organic Pu'er Mini Tuo Cha
Cooked pu'er conveniently sized for brewing.
Pu'er in Tangerine Peel
"Sticky Rice" Pu'er Mini Tuo Cha
Not rice, but the addition of an herb that resembles roasted rice, rounding out the Pu'er taste and yielding appealing aroma.
Yunnan Pu'er Tea Cake (357g)
About the size of a Frisbee, this compressed tea is prominently displayed in tea shops in southwestern China. Robust, hearty flavor.
Cooked Pu'er Mini Cakes
Individually wrapped; 9 grams per cake, approximately 50 cakes per pound.
Cooked Yunnan Pu'er Cake (100g)
From year 2012.
Yunnan Pu'er Tea Brick (250g)
Aged 2-3 years. When loose Pu'er leaves are compressed into cakes or bricks, steam is added before molding. This extra step alters and improves the flavor of Pu'er as the tea is allowed to age.