Raw Pu’er Tea - General knowledge

By Emma Chang | 03 August 2018 | 0 Comments

1. Definition

Raw Pu'er or shen puerh is a variety of tea produced in Yunnan province, China. The town of Pu'er is named after the tea that is produced close by. Unlike other teas, which get stale over time, pu-erh can mellow and improve with age like fine wine. Some pu-erh teas are more than 50 years old, and rare pu-erh teas sell for many thousands of dollars in Asian specialty stores.

2. Origins of Pu’er
The origin of Pu'er tea is tropical and subtropical climate which is warm all year round, it’s not cold in winter, summer is hot, rainfall is abundant, humidity is high, sunlight is high, and will get the result of excellent quality of tea produced. The best quality of Pu’er tea is produced in Pu'er City, Xishuangbanna and Linyi City of Yunnan Province.
3. Types of Pu’er
Pu'er tea is divided into two categories: Pu'er raw/shen tea and Pu'er ripe/shu tea according to the processing technology and quality characteristics. According to the appearance, Pu'er tea is divided into loose tea and compressed tea.
Raw Pu'er Tea: The shape is clear and tightly, the color is dark green (brown green), the aroma is pure and long-lasting, the taste of the tea is mellow and thick, aftertaste is also long-lasting, the tea soup color is bright orange, and the tea leaf is thick, soft and flexible. 
4. The processing way of Raw Pu’er
Raw Pu'er tea is made from fresh leaves of Yunnan large leaf tea tree. It has heavy flavor, can be infused many times, and mellow taste.
The processing way of raw puer tea is from fresh leaves, wilting, fixation, rolling, drying and then compressed to tea cake, brick and tuo.

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