06 Aug New Pu-erh Tea
Being the Tea enthusiast that I am, I ordered some more Pu-erh tea imported directly from the Yunnan province of China. Pu-erh tea is actually very rare in North America as it is a tea between green and black tea. It is fermented longer than a green tea but less than a black tea. Basically this means that Pu-erh contains more caffeine than green tea but also retains many of the health benefits. Pu-erhs also have a more “earthly” taste meaning its more bitter than a green tea. The unique trait of Pu-erh teas is that much like Wine, Pu-erhs taste better with age. What I ordered is a Pu-erh “cake” which has aged since 2006 and is about 400 grams. I also ordered about 150 grams more of the other Pu-erh aged since the year 2000 which I enjoyed from my last order. They also added 50 grams of the “Silver Thread Tea” which I have yet to try; it looks like a green tea.