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Viston Pu-erh tea is our best loose leaf tea to replace store-bought Pu-erh tea bags or to experience a more exotic taste of tea. Brew up to 35 cups with 70g of loose tea.
Our loose leaf Pu-erh tea has the characteristic earthy and slightly sweet taste, mild profile, and an intensive smell of fermented tea. It brews into an exceptionally dark-colored, full-bodied, rich cup and can be infused many times with each infusion uncovering different characteristics. Enjoy the complex flavors of Pu-erh tea and consider yourself an advanced tea lover.
Pu-erh is low in caffeine so it's a great tea to enjoy in the evening or for people with caffeine sensitivity. Pu-erh tea is low in tannins, so its texture is very smooth and it has no bitterness. Viston Pu-erh tea is the perfect tea for your first venture to discover more exotic teas.
Pu-erh tea (or Pu'er) is a delicacy in China, often likened to wine due to its tendency to get more interesting and complex with time. Real Pu-erh comes only from Yunnan province, however, similar tea is being made in Hunnan province, and together they're often called dark tea.
Authentic Pu-erh tea is left to ferment after initial pan firing and rolling. It can be kept to age naturally over several years, sometimes, even more than 25 years. The longer it's kept, the more complex the flavors become. It loses all astringency and develops a dark color and a smooth, earthy flavor. Dark tea is commonly pressed into various shapes during processing - disks, bowls, or bricks.
Great Pu-erh tea, like great wine, is highly prized and can command higher prices. Because of that, it must be carefully selected, as unfortunately, many counterfeits exist. We've done the work of selecting the Pu-erh tea that's the perfect introduction to the advanced teas.
Pu-erh is an extremely flexible tea that's hard to get wrong, so feel free to experiment. The basic instruction goes like this: