2017 Puerh “Ripe” Qiao Mu (100g)


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If you are a tea lover you must add Puerh to your list and discover this extraordinary fermented tea. Puerh is ready for drinking right away or can be stored to mellow and sweeten over time. Its distinguishes itself for its tremendous health benefits but also for its peculiar character and production methods, which place it in a category of its own. This full embodied earthy liquor is quite a surprise. It shares some qualities with green tea and black tea, but it stands on a higher level. Even better, like a fine wine it ages and gets tastier over time. Leaves are reddish-brown.

Taste note

Puerh offers a lightly earthy aroma, rich body and a soft, sweet flavor. The aftertaste is smooth and clean. Brewed longer, it will develop a cup color as dark as espresso but will never get bitter.

Health benefits

In China, Puerh is widely used for medicinal purposes: To combat ageing, heart disease, toxins in the blood, cancer, heart disease, cholesterol, digestive problems and to aid weight loss, blood circulation and as a hangover cure. In Western countries more and more celebrities are use it for weight loss and the digestive relief after a bountiful feast.

  • Choose good quality water when brewing your tea. This should be preferably bottled or filtered water. 
  • Infuser: You can use any kind of tea pot, but small 140ml yixing (ZiSha) tea pot is ideal. A small gaiwan will do. Very small infusing vessels – as little as 50ml are not uncommon.

  • Warm up the tea pot with hot water, use 8-10 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the pot and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of water and cover for 1 minute before serving.
  • The shorter the steep the milder the tea will be, so adjust to your own taste.
  • Boiling temperature – 95-100°C (203-212°F) * You can use this amount of tea 12 to 15 times, but for each additional brew you should add 30 seconds to the steeping time. You must fully drain the teapot each time to stop the tea leaves from brewing.

 Additional notes

Black Pu erh is made for immediate drinking and it is the most common style of Puerh enjoyed by households across China.