Puerh is called ‘black tea’ in China (our black teas are called red tea in China), and is grown in the Yunnan region of China, home of the most famous puerhs and where the title ‘puerh’ is restricted by geography (as ‘champagne’ is in France). The processing and production of Puerh is what makes it so distinct from other types of teas.
There are two types of puerh, based on how they are produced:
• Raw puerh (traditional puerh) is unoxidized (green) before it is piled, fermented and aged. This tea takes many years to produce and is therefore very expensive.
• Ripe puerh (also called cooked or modern) is a modern version of puerh that mimics the traditional aging process through carefully controlling the production of humidity and temperature and the introduction of microflora.
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Murchie's Tribute Puerh - Tribute Puerh is a Ripe (modern) Puerh from Yunnan, the historic origin of tea in China and the heart of Puerh production
Tribute teas were historically the best teas, served to Chinese Emperors because of the outstanding flavour and quality of the tea. Traditional Chinese beliefs included drinking puerh teas to improve weight loss, stimulate the spleen and lower 'chi', all leading to longer, healthier lives.Learn More