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Organic Pu-Erh Tea

Organic Pu Erh Tea

Looking for an organic pu-erh tea? Look no further! Arbor Teas is proud to offer a selection of loose leaf and pressed cake (tuo cha) organic pu-erh teas. Pu-erh tea is produced only in China, and its processing is a closely guarded secret. The only organic loose tea that gains value with age, pu-erh is actually alive, as enzymes in the tea are allowed to ferment and age. Pu-erh teas have a distinct musty smell and sweet earthiness that mellow as the tea ages.


Origins of Our Organic Pu-erh Teas

As with all pu-erhs, our organic pu-erh tea is produced in China. Each tea garden has a unique recipe and prides itself on its own distinctive creation. Several of our organic pu-erh teas are made using leaves from the 1,300-year-old tea trees of the Jing Mai Mangjing region of China's southwest Yunnan province. Our basic pu-erh offers classic pu-erh flavor and aroma at an affordable price!

Organic Pu-erh Tea Manufacture

As with all pu-erhs, our organic pu-erh teas retain a trace amount of moisture in the final tea leaf and, following manufacture, are allowed to age in a controlled environment. The older the pu-erh, the more valuable it becomes and the mellower its flavor. Our oldest pu-erh, Ancient Green Tuo Cha, has been aged six years. Pu-erhs that have been aged for 10, 15, or even 25 years and more are typically unavailable outside of China, and served only to high-ranking officials and dignitaries. Learn more about loose leaf tea manufacture.

Preparation Tips for Our Pu-erh Teas

We recommend brewing our organic pu-erh teas in water from a full boil, or 212 degrees Fahrenheit, for 3-5 minutes. Pu-erhs rarely turn astringent if brewed longer. If you are using a pressed cake (or "tuo cha") to brew a single cup or small pot, simply break the cake into smaller pieces. Of course, these are only our recommendations. Let your personal taste be the ultimate test! Get more tips on how to brew loose leaf tea.