Puerh tea is pure delight! Puerh teas, or dark teas, come from the Yunnan province in China. They are usually medium-bodied, bright, and slightly sweet. The leaves used to make this tea may vary and producers like to keep their specific blends a secret. Some of the tea comes from trees said to be nearly 1,000 years old. These harvests are called ‘wild arbor’. The green puerh has been around for centuries; however, the black puerh was only first developed in 1973 and marketed in 1975. Though the city of Puerh did not actually farm and produce Puerh, it was a major trading hub for the tea horse road. Tibetans and Mongolians bred very strong horses but no tea, whereas, China had a lot of tea but lacked strong horses. Why am I suddenly thinking of peanut butter and chocolate. This trading began out of necessity but quickly grew in a beautiful relationship melding cultures and practices of varying regions.
Now available at Boneyard Coffee and Teas.