Camellia sinensis: Dark Tea (Pu’erh)
When dark teas were introduced to the U.S., most of them were Pu-erh teas about which little was known. But it’s important to appreciate that many other tea producing regions make excellent fermented “dark” teas.
My Affair With Puerh Tea; Love at First Sip
With the change of seasons, tea preferences may also change. As Autumn beings, some tea lovers reach for darker, more intense teas. It is a time of year when many reach for post-fermented teas like Puerh. T Ching is fortunate to have this article by Maria Uspenski in...
Do You Have a Favorite Tea? Searching for “The One”
We all go on a quest in life looking for something to make it all worth it. We date in search for the one; we apply to jobs in search for one; we look for purpose in search of one. On this journey, we so often find others that we loosely call our favorite, or a temporary favorite, yet we are (hopefully) selective before we dedicate ourselves to one.
Sheng Pu’er Storage: Wet, Dry, and Optimum
I recently ran across examples of sheng pu’er altered by the two extremes of storage conditions.
A dance troupe organized by the Cultural Center of Pu’er City performed at this year’s CCTV Spring Gala.
How to Brew Loose Pu Erh Tea
Kombucha is ‘hot’ but there’s another fermented #tea you may have never heard of called Puerh.
Pu’er-Like Teas From Southeast Asia – Part 2
Continued from Pu’er-Like Teas From Southeast Asia - Part 1 Hatvala, in Vietnam: one of my favorite vendors for selling an interesting range of different local teas at a good value. Vietnamese sheng is something of an anomaly, but really the tea traditions...
Cooking and baking with puerh
Inspired by my recent tasting of pu-erh teas gracefully led by Linda Louie (Bana Tea company), I fell hard for a Denong wild ripe version (2010) from her offerings which added layers of complexity to a number of dishes prepared that day. Not only pairing the tea with...
Review: 2015 White2Tea Old Reliable Ripe Puerh
Getting Started with Puerh Puerh tea can be a tricky thing to get into. With the confusing terminology, vast array of regions and varieties, and of course the huge amount of bad puerh out there, it’s a wonder people start drinking puerh at all. For many puerh...
China’s brown treasure – pu-erh tea
n China, Pu-erh is referred to as ‘Black Tea’ which can be a bit confusing to us Westerners as we use that term to refer to a specific type of tea that is definitely not Pu-erh.